photobiologyInOut-package: Read Spectral and Logged Data from Foreign Files


Functions for reading and writing foreign files containing spectral data from spectrometers and their associated software, and output from simulation models in common use. As well as functions for exchange of spectral data with other R packages.


Most of the file formats supported are not standardized, and are a moving target because of changes in instrument firmware and support software. In addition the output format, especially with models, can depend on settings that users can alter. So do check that import is working as expected, and if not, please please raise a bug or support ticket and upload one example of an incorrectly decoded file.


From version 0.4.4 the time zone (tz) used for decoding dates and times in files imported defaults to "UTC". In most cases you will need to pass the tz (or the locale) where the file was created as an argument to the functions!


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