Spectral Workbench
spectral-workbench

Support Public Lab Today! For the last twelve years, Public Lab has hosted SpectralWorkbench.org so that people everywhere can calibrate and analyze their spectra. Unfortunately, current circumstances have led us to scale back and take certain services offline. SpectralWorkbench.org will go offline as of August 15, 2022. The SpectralWorkbench platform runs on a combination of volunteer and paid labor by the many people that build, maintain, and operate it via Public Lab. This is an effective combination thanks to the culture of Public Lab's Coding Community. Public Lab's web ecosystem, including PublicLab.org, MapKnitter.org, SpectralWorkbench.org, Infragram.org and associated projects, takes 20 hours a week from three Code Coordinators and our sysadmin. While cost effective, it is not free. Web hosting and server costs for SpectralWorkbench are approximately $1000 per month. We are doing our best to sustain programming and support for our community, and we need your help. Thank you for being part of our community. We can't wait to be back online with you. Support Public Lab by making a donation today. ###What is Spectral Workbench? [SpectralWorkbench.org](https://spectralworkbench.org) is a web based application to collect, archive, share, and analyze spectral data, for Public Lab [DIY spectrometers](/wiki/spectrometer) and other spectrometers. With it, you can: * connect your USB [Desktop Spectrometry Kit](/wiki/desktop-spectrometry-kit-3-0) * scan and save samples * wavelength calibrate your spectrometer * plot light intensity as a function of wavelength (average digital consumer cameras have a range of 400 to 700 nm) * create sets of multiple spectra to visually compare and analyze scans * download CSV data for offline analysis * view others' data and discuss * find similar data in [a database of over 60k spectra](https://spectralworkbench.org/stats) No download is required -- just a web connection. The Chrome browser works best, but most standard-compliant browsers are supported. It is possible to use from an Android smartphone, preferably with the Firefox browser which allows you to specify which camera to look through. **** ###Contents * [Learn to use the software](/wiki/spectral-workbench-usage) * Learn about the [available tools](/wiki/spectral-workbench-tools) * Learn about [Calibration](/wiki/spectral-workbench-calibration) * Learn about the [Snapshots system](/wiki/spectral-workbench-snapshots) * Learn about the [Operations system](/wiki/spectral-workbench-operations) * [Spectrometry in general](/wiki/spectrometer) * [Applications & uses](/wiki/spectral-analysis) * [Construction](/wiki/spectrometer-construction) * [Desktop Spectrometry Kit](/wiki/desktop-spectrometry-kit-3-0) * [Foldable Mini-Spectrometer](/wiki/foldable-spec) * [Troubleshooting](/wiki/spectral-workbench-help) * [API Docs](/wiki/spectral-workbench-api) **** ###Intro video ## Browsers Spectral Workbench should work on Chrome (in Windows/Mac/Linux/Android, but not iOS), Firefox (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android), or Opera (Android). It may work on other browsers and we are working on expanding coverage; read more on this page: https://github.com/publiclab/spectral-workbench.js/issues/87 **** ## Development Do you code? The codebase of Spectral Workbench is available at https://github.com/publiclab/spectral-workbench. The server is written in Ruby on Rails, with a lot of client side code in JavaScript. You can read about [the JavaScript API here](/wiki/spectral-workbench-api). We really need more developers, so if you are interested, please get involved! A great place to start is the "plots-dev" mailing list for software developers: http://publiclab.org/wiki/developers **** ## FAQ We're collecting and working our way through a range of questions about Spectral Workbench -- if you can contribute your own questions, or answer others', please do! [questions:spectral-workbench] **** ## Troubleshooting If you feel you've encountered a bug with the software -- very possible! Please look through existing issues listed here, file a new one if you don't see something similar, and help to add any observations to existing issues shown here. Thanks for helping improve this open source software! [questions:spectral-workbench-issues] ...


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TaylorLawson "thanks for sharing this good information. I hope it will be helpful to me. " | Read more » 6 days ago
warren "Hi, i believe the CSV is set up with a space character instead of a new line: https://spectralworkbench.org/spectrums/latest/251374.csv If you do ..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
tatyana_a_volkova "Hi, on Spectral Wokbench v.2 it is fixed, the rear camera turns on by default. I checked it on Android + Chrome " | Read more » 6 months ago
warren "Hi, can you share a screenshot of what you see? Can you also try this site out and share any results you get? https://test.webrtc.org/ Thank you! " | Read more » 11 months ago
Ag8n "Thank you for your work. Just did a quick look. Very nice! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
waridrox "Hi, this was recently fixed and now you can delete the spectrums which are not dependant on another spectrums. Thanks for the patience :) " | Read more » about 1 year ago
a_sivolap978 "how to delete unwanted spectra? " | Read more » about 1 year ago
liz "Very welcome news! Thanks @warren @icarito @waridox !!! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
Ag8n "Looks great! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
Ag8n "If a source like the sun or an incandescent lamp is used, then maybe using a photographic bg20 filter as a standard would do. The spectrum they a..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
Ag8n "There is a closely related chemical recently added to the USP for uv/vis standardization. It is a solution of didymium. Some places also use a gl..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
Ag8n "https://youtu.be/u5tUmdWALn0 Hopefully, this link works to the video " | Read more » over 1 year ago
Ag8n "Of you take a look at commercial instruments, they will usually use holmium oxide or other holmium salts for calibration. Great. These salts are ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
Ag8n "Found something.It's a YouTube post by chem_talk on neodymium. It's a long way from complete, but according to the post, this rare earth isn't rar..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
tinajung88 "keep in mind that all your application is up to date with the latest version first thing first " | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hello! When you go to the capture interface, there is a button (shown below) for rotating the cross section that's taken of the camera feed before ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
mimiss "Hi, which browser are you using on your cell phone to run spectral workbench? In Firefox or Opera or Chrome on an Android Phone it allows you to s..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@purl @mimiss any ideas? Thanks for the question @at-63 " | Read more » over 1 year ago
Ag8n "Je ne comprend pas. En englais? " | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@warren @liz any thoughts? Thanks! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Can you link us to the calibrated spectrum you're referring to? You can calibrate both from the Capture interface and from the Analysis page (where..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
stef "select the spectrum to be calibrated in SW click on copy calibration, put in the number of the spectrum to copy. that should do it. Stef " | Read more » over 1 year ago
sosyalbayiniz1 "I have the same problem, I am waiting for the solution. I will write again after the solution.(smm panel) " | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@dianapicaszo2104 oh no! I'm sorry to hear you're having technology glitches. Is this question specific to an activity you're doing, or as part of ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago