Putting the Spectrum into Bins (Data Reduction)
Some statistical packages prefer dealing with a slightly more condensed version of the spectrum. What they need are integrals calculated on the whole spectrum, at fixed, regular and small intervals. The user can specify:
- The total integrated range.
- The width of each integral region. Set to zero if you don't want binning.
- An optional offset correction, calculated as the average of the first n bins and the last n bins. The user specifies the number n (the name that appears into the dialog for this parameter is “edge corr.”). Use only when necessary (the default value is 0 = not used).
The result is visible and manageable in the form of another spectrum. Some commands are disabled to keep the integrity of data. For example, it is not possible to change the scale reference. To have the results in numerical form, you can use the command File / Export.