OpenMS  2.4.0
Conversion between OpenMS XML formats and text formats

Export of OpenMS XML formats

As TOPP offers no functionality for statistical analysis, this step is normally done using external statistics packages.
In order to export the OpenMS XML formats into an appropriate format for these packages the TOPP TextExporter can be used.

It converts the the following OpenMS XML formats to text files:

The use of the TextExporter is very simple:

TextExporter -in infile.idXML -out outfile.txt

Import of feature data to OpenMS

OpenMS offers a lot of visualization and analysis functionality for feature data.
Feature data in text format, e.g. from other analysis tools, can be imported using the TextImporter. The default mode accepts comma separated values containing the following columns: RT, m/z, intensity. Additionally meta data columns may follow. If meta data is used, meta data column names have to be specified in a header line. Without headers:

1201	503.123	1435000
1201	1006.246	1235200

Or with headers:

RT	m/z	Int	isHeavy	myMeta
1201	503.123	1435000	true	2
1201	1006.246	1235200	maybe	1

Example invocation:

TextImporter -in infile.txt -out outfile.featureXML

The tool also supports data from msInspect,SpecArray and Kroenik(Hardkloer sibling), just specify the -mode option accordingly.

Import of protein/peptide identification data to OpenMS

Peptide/protein identification data from several identification engines can be converted to idXML format using the IDFileConverter tool.

It can currently read the following formats:

It can currently write the following formats:

This example shows how to convert pepXML to idXML:

IDFileConverter -in infile.pepXML -out outfile.idXML