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Name The Spectral Geologist Dataset
Version 7
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1783
Classification Dataset
Description File generated by The Spectral Geologist (TSG), processing software designed for the analysis of field or laboratory spectrometer data. TSG stores the spectral and associated data (geochemistry, coordinate data etc) in two files, regardless of the number of spectra in the dataset. These files have the extensions .bip and .tsg. The .bip file stores all of the spectral and associated data; it is usually far larger than the .TSG file. The .tsg file stores a description of the data contained in the associated .BIP file. Both files are essential for TSG to be able to access the dataset and must be together in the same directory.
Byte order  
Related file formats Is previous version of The Spectral Geologist Dataset (7.15)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by The Spectral Geologist
Supported by The Spectral Geologist
Source National Library of Australia / National Library of Australia
Source date 20 Oct 2022
Source description  
Last updated 20 Oct 2022
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