HDF5-based smFRET file format

We developed an HDF5-based format called Photon-HDF5 for smFRET and other measurements involving series of photon timestamps. The specifications of the Photon-HDF5 format can be found in Photon-HDF5 format.

For a general overview on the importance of a standard file format for smFRET see also Why an HDF5-based smFRET file format.

Read and write HDF5 smFRET files

To load a smFRET data contained in HDF5-Ph-Data use the function loader.photon_hdf5().

You can convert files from any format to Photon-HDF5 by using phconvert (already pre-installed with FRETBursts).