Isoprocessor supports several plotting and data conversion functions for scan data. This vignette shows some of the functionality for scan files read by the isoreader package (see the corresponding vignette for details on data retrieval, storage and export).

# load isoreader and isoprocessor packages

Reading files

# read scan examples provided by the isoreader package
scan_files <- 
#> Info: preparing to read 4 data files (all will be cached)...
#> Info: reading file 'peak_shape_scan_example.scn' with '.scn' reader...
#> Info: reading file 'background_scan_example.scn' with '.scn' reader...
#> Info: reading file 'full_scan_example.scn' with '.scn' reader...
#> Info: reading file 'time_scan_example.scn' with '.scn' reader...
#> Info: finished reading 4 files in 1.22 secs


Plotting the raw data can be done either with the generic iso_plot_raw_data() function for a simple plot with default parameters, or directly using the scan specific iso_plot_scan_data():

Voltage Scan

iso_plot_scan_data(scan_files, type = "High Voltage")

Magnet Scan

iso_plot_scan_data(scan_files, type = "MagnetCurrent")

Time Scan

iso_plot_scan_data(scan_files, type = "Clock")


All customization options are described in the function help (?iso_plot_scan_data) and include, for example, plotting only a specific subset of masses:

# plot just masses 44 and 45
  scan_files, type = "High Voltage",
  data = c("44", "45")

Isotope ratios

Isoprocessor provides a dynamic ratio calculation function (iso_calculate_ratios()) that accepts any combination of masses, here demonstrated for several different ratios. In this context, another useful customization option of the plotting function is the option to adjust plot aesthetics such as color, shape, and paneling:

scan_files <-
  scan_files %>% 
  # calculate 46/44, 45/44
  iso_calculate_ratios(ratios = c("46/44", "45/44"))
#> Info: calculating ratio(s) in 4 data file(s): r46/44, r45/44

  scan_files, type = "High Voltage",
  # visualize masses and ratios
  data = c(44:46, "45/44", "46/44"),
  # focus on peak
  x_interval = c(9.44, 9.49),
  # panel including by category
  panel = category ~ file_id

Signal conversion

Isoprocessor can convert between different signal units to examine the primary ion currents.

scan_files %>% 
  # convert all signals to nano ampere
  iso_convert_signals(to = "pA") %>% 
  # plot primary ion currents
  iso_plot_scan_data(data = c(44, 45))
#> Info: converting signals to 'pA' for 4 data file(s) with automatic resistor values from individual iso_files (if needed for conversion)

Plot styling

Since all isoprocessor plots are standard ggplot objects, they can be modified with any ggplot commands.

# replot
iso_plot_scan_data(scan_files, type = "MagnetCurrent") +
  # modify plot styling (ggplot functionality)
  theme(text = element_text(size = 20))