Import: siMPle Plastics Data

Command: File > Import Data > siMPle Data

supports the import of data prepared for the siMPle image analysis software which is specialised on the analysis of microplastics (see http://simple-plastics.eu for details). siMPle uses a data format which requires many files (actually FPA patches) comprising an entire hyperspectral image. The files are named according to a specific naming convention ('[basename]_xy_XXXX_YYYY') where the substring 'xy' must be part of the filename. The numeric identifiers XXXX and YYYY following the substring 'xy' indicate the tile position.

It is sufficient to select one of the many files which belong to the same image (assuming that all tiles are stored in the same directory). will automatically analyse the selected file name and import all corresponding data files in the same directory as well. Please note that needs to have access to the file 'MachineTypeData.ini' which contains some specific hardware parameters, as well. This file has to be stored in the same directory as the .spe files.

How To:
  1. Click the command "File>Import Data>siMPle Data"
  2. Click the button "Select Data File" and select one of the data files to be imported. Please note that all file having the same filename pattern as the selected one will be automatically selected as well.
  3. Optionally, enter a description of the sample
  4. Click the "Import Data" button



(1) If you have a similar instrumental setup and you need to import your image data, please contact Epina. In many cases we can help you to get your data into .