2.7.50 impSPE


Menu Information

Data: Import from File: Princeton Instruments (SPE)


If you do not see this file type, choose Data: Import from File: Add/Remove File Types...

File Import Add Menu.png

To add drag & drop support for a file type, see Import Filter Manager.

Brief Information

Import Princeton Instruments SPE file up to version 3.0

Command Line Usage

1. impSPE fname:="Sample.spe"

2. impSPE fname:="Sample.spe" impmode:=1 sparklines=1

3. impSPE fname:="Sample.spe" sparklines=1 orng:=col(2)

Variables

Display
Name
Variable
Name
I/O
and
Type
Default
Value
Description
File Name fname

Input

string

fname$

Filename(s) of the file(s) to be imported. Click the browse button beside the list box to open one or more files and the filenames will be listed in the box.

File Info info

Input

TreeNode

<unassigned>

This is used in the dialog for displaying the basic information of the file. Only the size of the data file will be displayed.
See more details in Description table

Import Options options

Input

TreeNode

<unassigned>

This is the TreeNode for the import filter. See more details in Description table

Output orng

Output

Range

<active>

This is used to specify the output range.

See the syntax here.

header Info finfo

Output

TreeNode

<unassigned>

This is for outputting the header information, which is hidden from the GUI. Users are not advised to use this variable.
See more details in Description table

Description

Import Princeton Instruments (SPE) file. It supports the version prior to 3.0. From Version 2016, Origin supports importing SPE file with evenly spaced X and X stored in xml file. If a SPE file has evenly spaced X, it will be imported as file header under the Imported Files branch. If the X data stores in xml file, it will be imported into worksheet. And a node is added to Imported Files branch telling that X data exists in XML.

Details on Some Dialog Options

  • Import Options(options)
Please see this page for more details.

Examples

Example 1

The following example imports a SPE data file with the dialog:

  1. From the Origin menu, select Data: Import from File: Princeton Instruments (SPE) or type impSPE -d in command window. This will open the PrincetonInstruments dialog for you to choose the import file.
  2. Browse to the folder where your data file is. Select the file and click the Add File(s) button. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  3. In the impSPE dialog box, make sure Add sparklines is checked. Click Ok to close the dialog and import the file.

Example 2

The following script command imports a SPE file (C:\Sample.SPE) without opening the dialog:

fname$="C:\Sample.SPE";
impSPE;

Example 3

The following example will use script to import all SPE files under a specific folder (assume it is C:\SPEData\).

cd C:\SPEData;
findFiles ext:="*.spe";
impSPE;

Related X-Functions

cd, impinfo, findFiles, impFile