X-Y Browser

Some kinds of grating spectrometers produce spectra that do not have constant spacing between points, so we cannot use Igor's wave scaling capabilities to rapidly select and plot waves.

X-Y Browser is an interface for previewing Y vs X plots of paired waves. Waves are paired by specifying the required X wave in the wavenote of the Y wave, in the form "Xwave:wavename".

The project adds a menu item to the Packages submenu of the Data menu. The X-Y Browser panel allows the user to select from the paired waves within the chosen data folder.

The browser is useful for building Y vs X plots of many pairs of waves, where the waves cover different spectral ranges. I use X-Y wave pairs rather than 2D waves to maintain compatibility with various tools for spectroscopy that will not work with 2D waves.

This is designed to be combined with a custom file loader that sets the wavenote. An example is the WiRE loader for Renishaw Raman files. It should not be used for spectra that have constant spacing of points! Using the SetScale operation to set the x-scaling for constantly-spaced data will unleash a world of functionality that helps make Igor Pro such an indispensible tool for spectroscopy. If you have to work with X-Y data, X-Y Browser may make your life a little easier.

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Current Project Release

XYbrowser IGOR.8.00.x-1.20

Release File: XYbrowser_0.zip
Version: IGOR.8.00.x-1.20
Version Date: Sun, 06/14/2020 - 07:52 am
Version Major: 1
Version Patch Level: 2
OS Compatibility: Windows Mac-Intel
Release Notes:

Fixes a potential bug arising from storing data folder name in a titlebox. Now it's stored in userdata for the data folder button and is not limited to 100 bytes.

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