The JSpecView Project: an Open Source Java viewer and converter for JCAMP-DX, and XML spectral data files
Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
Chemistry Central Journal 2007, 1:31 doi:10.1186/1752-153X-1-31Published: 7 December 2007
The JSpecView Open Source project began with the intention of providing both a teaching and research tool for the display of JCAMP-DX spectra. The development of the Java source code commenced under license in 2001 and was released as Open Source in March 2006. The scope was then broadened to take advantage of the XML initiative in Chemistry and routines to read and write AnIML and CMLspect documents were added.
Whilst the current user base is still small, there are a number of sites that already feature the applet. A tutorial video showing how to examine NMR spectra using JSpecView has appeared on YouTube and was formatted for replay on iPods and it has been incorporated into a chemistry search engine.