But can I use the swing to measure let say 6000 patches generated from i1P?
I have a Barbieri LFP (first version), not a Swing. I drive it with some experimental software, using Linux, so I don't know much about the standard way of using it.
Barbieri have some software of their own (an OEM Basiccolor) which reads patches, and writes CGATS files. Their preferred profiler is Basiccolor, You can also create your own templates. The current predefined target list is here. There are some third-party targets at the bottom of the page. You could also just download their software or a demo Basiccolor and have a look.http://www.profile-xpert.com/targets/index.htm
I am sure I could make up a target for i1P if someone asked me nicely and paid me
I also think that Barbieri would probably go out of their way to make you a target if you asked them.
I know a couple of color consultants who work for device manufacturers who bought LFP's and like them - one has some very complex handmade targets; but I have no knowledge of Swing. I think we all agree that the LFP is kludgy initially, but it turns out to be hugely robust and flexible in every way.