Generate an isotope delta value object. See isotopia for general information on initializing and converting isotope data objects. Delta values can be easily converted from values in one notation to values in another notation by using switch_notation.

delta(..., major = get_iso_opts("default_major"), compound = "",
  ref = "", ref_ratio = numeric(),
  notation = get_iso_opts("default_delta_notation"),
  weight = numeric(), single_as_df = FALSE)



- numeric vectors (can be named) to turn into delta values


- name of the major isotope in the isotope system [optional]


- name of the compound the isotopic values belong to [optional]


- name of the reference material


- value of the reference material


- which notation the value is in, "permil" (1000x multiplicaiton), "raw" (raw value, i.e. no multiplication) and "ppm" (10^6 multiplicaiton) are currently implemented for delta values. See switch_notation on details how to convert between notations.


- weight the isotope value (with a mass, concentration, etc.) for easy mass balance calculations. The default value is 1, i.e. an unweighted isotope value. If specified, weight must be a single value or a numeric vector of the same size as the data values. The weight of an isotope value obejct can be retrieved and (re)set with the weight function.


For mass balance calculations with delta values, simply add the appropriate weights (if different from the default) and use delta(...) + delta(...).

See also

Other isotope data types: abundance, fractionation_factor, intensity, ratio


delta(50, notation = "permil") # enter as permil value
#> An isotope value object of type 'Delta value': d [permil] #> [1] 50
delta(0.05, notation = "raw") # enter as non-permil value
#> An isotope value object of type 'Delta value': d #> [1] 0.05