The example data sets made available through this site, have kindly been provided by a number of different people, research groups and tag manufacturers. The datasets have been made available for tool testing & educational purposes. Contact & citation information can be found in the *nc file format through the info (metadata) data structure, and links to data providers are available in the tables below. If you intend to use the data for any other purposes please could you contact the data providers directly to discuss this use.

Download all the example datasets in a zipped folder by following this link: Download Complete Test Datasets (89,412KB) or download individual example datasets by following the links in the tables below. Descriptions of the individual datasets can be found in the README_testdata.txt file in the zipped folder tagtools_datasets_20171208.zip or in the tables below.

Tag Tools Test data sets

The three Tag Tools test data sets, below, were generated from DTag sensor data stored in a Matlab *.mat file format & DTag metadata stored in a *.csv file format using scripts written in the Matlab scripting language. For example test_set2.nc was generated from the following files; test_set2.mat (1,045KB) & test_set2.csv (2KB) using the function make_test_set2.m (1KB) using the Import & Export Tools.

Matlab and Octave Tag Tools

ID Dataset Description Format Size (KB) Tag Type Provider
1 testset1.nc DTAG3 data from a deployment on a Blainville's beaked whale in El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain netcdf 7,579 DTag-v3 Mark Johnson (University of St. Andrews) & Natacha Aguilar de Soto (Universidad La Laguna)
2 testset2.ncDTAG4-Seal data from a deployment on a Harbour Seal tagged in Husum, Germany. netcdf 1,086 DTag-v4S Mark Johnson, Sound & Movement Tags, SMRU, SOI, University of St. Andrews
3 testset3.ncDTAG2 data from a deployment on a sperm whale in the northern Gulf of Mexico. netcdf 27,432 DTag-v2 Mark Johnson, Sound & Movement Tags, SMRU, SOI, University of St. Andrews

Other Test data sets

ID Dataset Description Format Size (KB) Tag Type Provider
a cats_test_segment.csvTest segment of raw csv data from a bench test of a CATS CAM tag. To import the data in Matlab, Octave or R refer to read_cats function help csv 10 CATS CAM David Cade, Goldbogen Lab, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
b ct16_207a_raw.nc Test segment of raw data from a bench test of a CATS CAM tag in Tag Tools nc format, generated from the cats_test_segment.csv file using read_cats. To import the data in to Matlab, R or Octave refer to load_nc function help. netcdf 55 CATS CAM David Cade, Goldbogen Lab, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
c mn12_186a_raw.zip Little Leonardo 3MPD3GT data from a humpback whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Tag Tools nc format. The file was generated using the read_ll3m function and has been zipped to improve portability. To import the data, first download and unzip it, and then use the function load_nc to import it into Matlab, R or Octave. zip(netcdf) 3,826 LL-3MPD3GT René Swift, Sound & Movement Tags, SMRU, SOI, University of St. Andrews
d mn16_212a_raw.zip CATS CAM data from a humpback whale tagged in Montery Bay in Tag Tools nc format. The file was generated using the read_cats function and has been zipped to improve portability. To import the data, first download and unzip it, and then use the function load_nc to import it into Matlab, R or Octave. zip(netcdf) 52,047 CATS CAM David Cade, Goldbogen Lab, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
e oa14_319a_raw.zip Wildbytes Daily Diary data from a sheep in Tag Tools nc format. The file was generated using the read_dd function and has been zipped to improve portability. To import the data, first download and unzip it, and then use the function load_nc to import it into Matlab, R or Octave. zip(netcdf) 7,068 WB DD Lic. di Virgilio Agustina y Juan Morales,Laboratorio ECOTONO, Argentina
f tdr10dd_test_segment.csv A section of raw Wildlife Computers MK10 TDR Daily Diary data from a Northern Fur Seal in csv format. To import the data into R, Octave or Matlab refer to read_dd function help. csv 97 WC TDR-MK10DD Wildlife Computers