Journal article

Iolite: Freeware for the visualisation and processing of mass spectrometric data

Chad Paton, John Hellstrom, Bence Paul, Jon Woodhead, Janet Hergt

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2011


Iolite is a non-commercial software package developed to aid in the processing of inorganic mass spectrometric data, with a strong emphasis on visualisation versus time of acquisition. The goal of the software is to provide a powerful framework for data processing and interpretation, while giving users the ability to implement their own data reduction protocols. It is intended to be highly interactive, providing the user with a complete overview of the data at all stages of processing, and allowing the freedom to change parameters and reprocess data at any point. The program presents a variety of windows for the selection and viewing of data versus time, as well as features for the generatio..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Initial development of Iolite was facilitated by a Hermon Slade Foundation Grant to Hergt and Woodhead. Additional funding contributions from the CODES Centre of Excellence are greatly appreciated. We wish to thank Roger Powell and Ken Ludwig for their helpful feedback regarding the statistical treatment of data. We thank Thomas Pettke and four anonymous reviewers for their feedback, which significantly improved the manuscript. The Centre for Star and Planet Formation is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and the University of Copenhagen's Programme of Excellence.