read.ctd.ssda() reads CTD files in Sea & Sun Technology´s Standard Data Acquisition (SSDA) format. This function is somewhat preliminary, in the sense that header information is not scanned fully, and some guesses have been made about the meanings of variables and units.

read.ctd.ssda(
  file,
  encoding = "latin1",
  debug = getOption("oceDebug"),
  processingLog
)

Arguments

file

a connection or a character string giving the name of the file to load.

encoding

a character value that indicates the encoding to be used for this data file, if it is textual. The default value for most functions is "latin1", which seems to be suitable for files containing text written in English and French.

debug

an integer specifying whether debugging information is to be printed during the processing. If nonzero, some information is printed.

processingLog

ignored.

Value

read.ctd.ssda() returns a ctd object.

Author

Dan Kelley, with help from Liam MacNeil