Question: Spectral Workbench 1.0 seems much more stable than 2.0 and works well for the basic analysis I am trying to do, can I get access to 1.0 without being pushed to 2.0?

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by B-winters | December 13, 2018 19:02 | #17889

I need to have offline access to spectral workbench when in the Amazon rainforest this coming January. I am using a home-built 3D printed spectrometer with iPhone 6s as my detector. The 2.0 interface is very slow and glitchy. For example, it seems to always flip my images to place the blue line on the right even though they are collected with it on the left. If I try to pre-flip them and anticipate it re-flipping them, then the software doesn't flip them at all. I can't win. Also, the tools seem more reliable for calibration and using an old calibration on the 1.0 interface. In my admittedly limited use of the software, I would say 2.0 has been pushed out way too soon when 1.0 is much more functional. Am I missing something? Is there a way to have access to 1.0 interface without being pushed after every operation to the 2.0 interface?


Hi, @B-winters - thanks for writing in. If you're comfortable using the command line and a Raspberry Pi, there is an offline version of a good bit of the back-end of the software available here:

We have an ongoing project to bring the whole capture interface to offline use, and that code can also be used for that purpose, although it's very preliminary and has lots of caveats.

For v1, are you referring to the difference between these two pages?



Thanks for the feedback - can you tell us a bit about what works better in v1 that isn't working for you in v2? That'll help us improve it. Thank you again.

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