The IgorR package for R provides routines to read binary files generated by Igor Pro.
This includes both the standalone .ibw Igor Binary Wave format (v2 and the latest v5) and the .pxp Packed Experiment Format including both waves and variables. In addition the package provides functions to read files generated by the Neuromatic analysis suite written by Jason Rothman for Igor Pro.
Install the release version from CRAN
To install the latest development version from github
# install hadley's devtools if required if(!require('devtools')) install.packages('devtools') devtools::install_github('jefferis/IgorR')
To checkout a version that can be used for development (RStudio is strongly recommended), in your terminal application.
cd /some/suitable/dir git clone https://github.com/jefferis/IgorR.git
install.packages('devtools') # install hadley's devtools library(devtools) load_all('/some/suitable/dir/IgorR') test() #hack load_all() # ready for release check() build_win() # test for Windows release()
Details of the ibw file format were derived from the Igor Technical Note 003.
For those interested in the source code, ReadIgorBinary.R provides code for standard pxp and ibw files, while ReadNclamp.R provides routines to read packed experiment files generated by the Nclamp data acquisition package.