ooacquire 0.2.3

Main changes since version 0.2.2 are:

  • Implement support for on-the-fly retrieval of instrument descriptor and calibration data from EEPROM when calibration is not available as R objects: update acq_irrad_interactive() and the functions it uses to retrieve and save calibration data.  (Similar updates are pending for the other data acquisition functions).
  • Update calibration data for MAYP11278 and MAYP112785.
  • Test with old USB2000 spectrometer.

Full change history is available at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/ooacquire/news/index.html

NOTE: This package is NOT available through CRAN.

This package is available through the r4photobiology repository  and through GitHub.


Note: this version needs the recently released ‘rOmniDriver’ version 0.1.14 or later, so if this package is already installed it may need to be updated before updating or installing ‘ooacquire’ 0.2.3.

  1. From the binary or source packages of the released version from the CRAN-compatible repository at http://r.r4photobiology.info/.
  2. From sources of the under development version retrieved from the Git repository at GitHub.


Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through GitHub at https://github.com/aphalo/ooacquire/issues


rOmniDriver 0.1.14

This update includes several rather minor changes compared to ‘rOmniDriver’ 0.1.13:

  • Add set_USB_timeout() and is_USB_timeout().
  • Edit set_timeout() and is_timeout() as ‘OmniDriver’ does not always/any longer provide the Java methods setTimeout and isTimeout.
  • Add function is_api_enabled().
  • Add check for success of API initialization to function init_api().
  • Add preliminary (untested) support for I2C and SPI bus.
  • Move repository from BitBucket to GitHub.
  • Test with USB2000 (under Windows 10, FX/2 firmware updated to 2.51.0).
  • Test good with OmniDriver 2.56.
  • Update README to better explain all the steps needed to install this package as well as OmniDriver.
  • Update documentation to reflect that the company Ocean Optics has been renamed Ocean Insight.

‘rOmniDriver’ 0.1.13 included minor changes compared to ‘rOmniDriver’ 0.1.12:

  • Add brief installation instructions to README.
  • Fix bug affecting OS X and Linux.
  • Improve on-load diagnosis and messages.
  • Test good with OmniDriver 2.46.

The latest version source is kept in a Git repository at GitHub: https://github.com/aphalo/romnidriver/

The latest released version is available at the CRAN-like repository at https://r.r4photobiology.info/ and a documentation web site is available at https://docs.r4photobiology.info/rOmniDriver/

Please, report bugs and suggest enhancements at https://github.com/aphalo/romnidriver/issues

Pull requests and reports of tests with various models of spectrometers from Ocean Insight are very welcome.

ggpmisc 0.3.8

[27 January] ‘ggpmisc’ 0.3.8-1 is on its way to CRAN. The only change is correcting a mistake in a vignette. This was caused by the code-breaking change now highlighted below.

Package ‘ggpmisc’ focuses mainly on plot annotations. The new version adds fixes bugs and adds some minor feature. There are more significant changes to the documentation.

The package documentation web site at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/ggpmisc/ now includes a changelog, so I am brief here.

Changes from version 0.3.7 the most recent CRAN release, are:

  • Move of the Git repository from Bitbucket to GitHub.
  • Revise stat_fit_glance(), stat_fit_augment(), stat_fit_tidy() and stat_fit_tb() to add support for additional methods and make it possible to pass additional arguments. This is a code-breaking change in that packages ‘broom’ and/or ‘broom.mixed’ need to be loaded explicitly with library().
  • Fix bugs related to handling of Date values.

Acknowlegement: This update was done in part to address questions raised at stackoverflow. The tag [ggpmisc] is in use at stackoverflow for questions related to this package.

Documentation web site at http://docs.r4photobiology.info/ggpmisc/ includes all help pages, with output from all examples, and vignettes in HTML format.

NOTE: The new version of the package is on its way to CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through GitHub https://github.com/aphalo/ggpmisc/issues.

photobiologyFilters 0.5.2

Package documentation web site at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/photobiologyFilters/

The main changes from version 0.5.1, the current CRAN version, released 10 months ago are:


  • Add data for some Chinese absorptive filters from Yixing Purshee Optical Elements Co., Ltd.
  • Add thickness metadata for several photography filters.
  • Add reflectance data for various materials (previously contained in package ‘photobiologyReflectors’.
  • Add refraction index data.
  • Update the User Guide.


  • Correct wrong thickness metadata in PC and PET_G sheet spectra.

Backward incompatibilities

Use of package ‘photobiologyReflectors’, which was never released through CRAN, is deprecated as the same data are now contained in ‘photobiologyFilters’ (>= 5.2).

NOTE: The updated package has been submitted to CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through Bitbucket at https://bitbucket.org/aphalo/photobiologyfilters/issues