Following on from my recent post about “Why are structures like YouTube Videos ? “I am now asking the same question about spectra.

The answer is simple. When people have deposited data as OPEN DATA on ChemSpider we are now providing the ability to embed the spectral data and display at other sites. This is different in that we are not just showing images but real live spectra in the JSpecView Java Applet so Java must be installed. Thanks to Cameron Neylon for asking the question about whether we could provide the service. Glad to help…

If all is well you should see an IR spectrum associated with the ChemSpider record here. In order to EMBED spectra simply Login to ChemSpider, find an Open Data spectrum of interest (you could browse http://www.chemspider.com/spectra.aspx) and then click on EMBED (left hand corner below the spectral image. Do a left click to see additional features of JSpecView. We DO have some minor work to do with spectral plot reversal and improving the zoom display but we’re getting there. Enjoy.

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5 Responses to “Why are Spectra Like YouTube Videos?”

  1. Egon Willighagen says:

    While I have the Java 1.6.0_10-b33 plugin installed in Firefox on my Ubuntu Linux machine, I get the message: “This browser does not have a Java Plug-in or needs upgrading. Get the latest Sun Java Plug-in from here.”

    I was just browsing Protopedia yesterday, so sure my set up works.

  2. Antony Williams says:

    Not sure what to say about that. I cannot see any problem in Firefox or IE on a PC

  3. Cameron Neylon says:

    I was having similar trouble when Tony first posted but it seems to have fixed itself now after restarting computer and Firefox.

  4. Egon Willighagen says:

    Weird… rebooted since first attempt too, but no success… hope to find a bit of time tomorrow or Fri to debug the JavaScript to see where it goes bad…

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