Explore mass spectrum or set of mass spectra
|Column vector of common mass/charge (m/z)
values for a set of spectra. The number of elements in the vector
equals the number of rows in the matrix
|Matrix of intensity values for a set
of mass spectra that share the same m/z range. Each row corresponds
to an m/z value, and each column corresponds to a spectrum or retention
time. The number of rows equals the number of elements in vector
|Column vector to specify a list of marker
positions from the mass/charge vector
|Either of the following:
Each value, character vector, or string specifies a group to which the corresponding spectrum belongs. Spectra from the same group are plotted with the same color. Default is
the MS Viewer, which lets you view and explore a mass spectrum defined
msviewer(..., 'Markers', specifies
a list of marker positions from the mass/charge vector,
for exploration and easy navigation. Enter a column vector with
specifies a group to which the spectra belong. The groups are specified by
GroupValue, a vector of values or cell array of character
vectors or string vector. The number of values or character vectors or strings is the
same as the number of rows in the matrix
value or character vector specifies a group to which the corresponding spectrum belongs.
Spectra from the same group are plotted with the same color. Default is
The MS Viewer includes the following features:
Plot mass spectra. The spectra are plotted with different colors according to their group labels.
An overview displays a full spectrum, and a box indicates the region that is currently displayed in the main window.
Five different zoom in options, one zoom out option, and a reset view option resize the spectrum.
Add/focus/move/delete marker operations
Import/Export markers from/to MATLAB® workspace
Print and preview the spectra plot
Print the spectra plot to a MATLAB Figure window
MSViewer has five components:
Menu bar: File, Tools, Window, and Help
Toolbar: Move marker, Zoom XY, Zoom X, Zoom Y, Zoom out, Reset view, and Help
Main window: display the spectra
Overview window: display the overview of a full spectrum (the average of all spectra in display)
Marker control panel: a list of markers, Add Marker, Delete Marker, up and down buttons
Plot Mass Spectra Data
This example shows how to plot mass spectra data.
Load and plot a sample mass spectra data.
Add a marker by pointing to a mass peak, right-clicking, and then clicking Add Marker.
The File menu has the following options.
Import Markers from Workspace - Opens the Import Markers From MATLAB® Workspace dialog. The dialog displays a list of double Mx1 or 1xM variables. If the selected variable is out of range, the viewer displays an error message.
Export Markers to Workspace - Opens the Export Markers to MATLAB® Workspace dialog. Enter a variable name for the markers. All markers are saved. If thre is no marker available, this menu item is disabled.
Print to Figure - Prints the spectra plot in the main display to a MATLAB® figure window.
The Tools menu has the following options.
Add Marker - Opens the Add Marker dialog where you can enter an m/z marker.
Delete Marker - Removes the currently selected m/z marker from the Markers (m/z) list.
Next Marker or Previous Marker - Moves the selection up and down the Markers list.
Zoom XY, Zoom X, Zoom Y, or Zoom Out - Changes the cursor from an arrow to a crosshair. Left-click and drag a rectangle box over an area and then release it. The display zooms the area covered by the box.
From the range window at the bottom, move the view box to a new location.
Introduced before R2006a
- Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytics
- Preprocessing Raw Mass Spectrometry Data
- Visualizing and Preprocessing Hyphenated Mass Spectrometry Data Sets for Metabolite and Protein/Peptide Profiling
- Differential Analysis of Complex Protein and Metabolite Mixtures using Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS)