# div_spectra: Divide two spectra, even if the wavelengths values differ In photobiology: Photobiological Calculations

## Description

The wavelength vectors of the two spectra are merged, and the missing spectral values are calculated by interpolation. After this, the two spectral values at each wavelength are operated upon.

## Usage

 ```1 2``` ```div_spectra(w.length1, w.length2 = NULL, s.irrad1, s.irrad2, trim = "union", na.rm = FALSE) ```

## Arguments

 `w.length1` numeric vector of wavelength (nm) of denominator. `w.length2` numeric vector of wavelength (nm) of divisor. `s.irrad1` a numeric vector of spectral values of denominator. `s.irrad2` a numeric vector of spectral values of divisor. `trim` a character string with value "union" or "intersection". `na.rm` a logical value, if TRUE, not the default, NAs in the input are replaced with zeros.

## Details

If trim=="union" spectral values are calculated for the whole range of wavelengths covered by at least one of the input spectra, and missing values are set in each input spectrum to zero before addition. If trim=="intersection" then the range of wavelengths covered by both input spectra is returned, and the non-overlapping regions discarded. If w.length2==NULL, it is assumed that both spectra are measured at the same wavelengths, and a simple addition is used, ensuring fast calculation.

## Value

a dataframe with two numeric variables.

• w.lengthA numeric vector with the wavelengths (nm) obtained by "fusing" w.length1 and w.length2. w.length contains all the unique vales, sorted in ascending order.

• s.irradA numeric vector with the sum of the two spectral values at each wavelength.

Other low-level functions operating on numeric vectors.: `as_energy`, `as_quantum_mol`, `calc_multipliers`, `energy_irradiance`, `energy_ratio`, `insert_hinges`, `integrate_xy`, `interpolate_spectrum`, `irradiance`, `l_insert_hinges`, `oper_spectra`, `photon_irradiance`, `photon_ratio`, `photons_energy_ratio`, `prod_spectra`, `s_e_irrad2rgb`, `split_energy_irradiance`, `split_photon_irradiance`, `subt_spectra`, `sum_spectra`, `trim_tails`, `v_insert_hinges`
 ```1 2 3 4``` ```head(sun.data) one.data <- with(sun.data, div_spectra(w.length, w.length, s.e.irrad, s.e.irrad)) head(one.data) tail(one.data) ```