The spacing between data points. The units used for the Sample Period are seconds. The shortest Sample Period we recommend is 0.25 second. The longest Sample Period allowed is 600 seconds.
The Sample Period also helps determine the Number of Points in the data curve as follows:
Number of Points = (Initial Time + Final Time) / Sample Period
The Number of Points must be less than 262 143. If you have more points, the experiment will abort just before the scan phase of the sequence.
The resolution in the Initial Time and Final Time is also controlled by the Sample Period. Times that are not integer multiples of the Sample Period are rounded down. For example, if the Sample Period is set for 8 seconds, and an Initial Time of 50 seconds is requested, the actual Initial Time is 48 seconds, which is 6 Sample Periods.
