SpeckTackle: JavaScript charts for spectroscopy

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Background : Spectra visualisation from methods such as mass spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance is an essential part of every web-facing spectral resource. The development of an intuitive and versatile visualisation tool is a time- and resource-intensive task, however, most databases use their own embedded viewers and new databases continue to develop their own viewers. Results: We present SpeckTackle, a custom-tailored JavaScript charting library for spectroscopy in life sciences. SpeckTackle is cross-browser compatible and easy to integrate into existing resources, as we demonstrate for the MetaboLights database. Its default chart types cover common visualisation tasks following the de facto 'look and feel' standards for spectra visualisation. Conclusions: SpeckTackle is released under GNU LGPL to encourage uptake and reuse within the community. The latest version of the library including examples and documentation on how to use and extend the library with additional chart types is available online in its public repository.




Beisken, S., Conesa, P., Haug, K., Salek, R. M., & Steinbeck, C. (2015). SpeckTackle: JavaScript charts for spectroscopy. Journal of Cheminformatics, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13321-015-0065-7

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