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Title: Open-Source, Platform-Independent Library and Online Scripting Environment for Accessing Thermo Scientific RAW Files
Authors: Kelchtermans, Pieter
Silva, Ana S. C.
Argentini, Andrea
Staes, An
Vandenbussche, Jonathan
Laukens, Kris
Martens, Lennart
Issue Date: 2015
Source: JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 14 (11), p. 4940-4943
Abstract: Mass spectrometers typically output data in proprietary binary formats. While converter suites and standardized XML formats have been developed in response, these conversion steps come with non-negligible computational time and storage space overhead. As a result, simple, everyday data inspection tasks are often beyond the skills of the mass spectrometrist, who is unable to freely access the acquired data. We therefore here describe the unthermo library for convenient, platform-independent access to Thermo Scientific RAW files and the associated online playground to transform small and easily understandable scriptlets into executable programs for end-users. By fostering the provision of code examples and snippet exchange, the interested mass spectrometrist or researcher can use this playground to quickly assemble custom scripts for their particular purpose. In this way, the data in these RAW files can be mined much more readily and directly by the user, and fast, automated raw data extraction or analysis can finally become part of the daily routine of the mass spectrometrist.
Notes: [Kelchtermans, Pieter; Silva, Ana S. C.; Argentini, Andrea; Staes, An; Vandenbussche, Jonathan; Martens, Lennart] VIB, Ctr Med Biotechnol, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Kelchtermans, Pieter; Silva, Ana S. C.; Argentini, Andrea; Staes, An; Vandenbussche, Jonathan; Martens, Lennart] Univ Ghent, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Biochem, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Kelchtermans, Pieter; Silva, Ana S. C.; Argentini, Andrea; Martens, Lennart] Univ Ghent, Bioinformat Inst Ghent, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Kelchtermans, Pieter; Valkenborg, Dirk] Flemish Inst Technol Res VITO, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. [Laukens, Kris] Univ Antwerp, Dept Math & Comp Sci, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Laukens, Kris] Univ Antwerp, Univ Antwerp Hosp, Biomed Informat Res Ctr Antwerp Biomina, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Valkenborg, Dirk] Univ Antwerp, CFP, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Valkenborg, Dirk] Hasselt Univ, I BioStat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Keywords: thermo RAW data; software library; data access;Thermo RAW data; software library; data access
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ISSN: 1535-3893
e-ISSN: 1535-3907
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5600778
ISI #: 000364435100045
Rights: © 2015 American Chemical Society
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2016
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