This section will show you how to manage your experiments effectively. It will cover everything from creating a new experiment to fusing multiple experiments into a new fused project. It may be useful to refer back to sections covered in General as these will help you when navigating through the software.
When launching the MyGo Pro software there will be No Experiments Selected as shown below.
Creating a New Experiment
Select New and a new experiment will appear.
The new experiment has been created with the name “New Experiment”, followed by the date and time at which the experiment was created. This name is displayed in the Name: text box, in the Experiment Summary area.
Changing Experiment Name
The experiment name can be changed by highlighting the current name and typing a new one as shown below. The experiment name has been changed to A.
The software is divided into two sections. The right hand side of the screen displays software content, while the left shows content tabs that can be chosen by selected them. Selected tabs will be highlighted with a blue background. Currently, the Experiment tab is selected which displays the Experiment Summary content on the right hand side of the screen.
Create another experiment and change the name to B as described in Changing Experiment Name. The software now contains two experiments and can be viewed by selecting the Open Experiments: drop down menu as shown below.
Either of these two experiments can be selected by clicking their name in the Open Experiments: drop down menu.
Experiments that you have done previously can be opened as an experiment or as a template.
Experiments that are compressed in a zip file can also be opened as a fused project.
An experiment file can be opened from within the software by selecting Open. In the drop down menu as shown below select Experiment file (.ppf). This will open up your file as an experiment.
However, the same experiment cannot be opened more than once, unless it is saved to a new file. If you try to open experiment A again while it is already open, the following dialog box will appear:
Experiment File as Template
Every MyGo experiment can be used to create a template of the original file. All run settings, sample set ups and analysis will be maintained in your new experiment. Select Open from the software and then select the experiment you wish to open as a template. Now from the Files of Type drop down menu, as shown below, select Experiment File as Template (.ppf) and select Open.
Experiments that have been compressed into a zip folder can be opened to create a new fusion project. To open a compressed file select the Compressed file (.zip) option as shown below, select your archived file and select Open.
Multiple experiments can be fused together by selecting them in the open file dialog. Experiments files do not have to be in the same file location in order to be fused.
Fusing from the same location
Select one experiment you wish to fuse and hold down the cmd key whilst selecting another as shown below:
Select Open and you will get the following file dialog:
Select Fuse 2 files into one and the experiments will be fused into a new fused project.
Fusing from different locations
Experiment files do not have to be in the same file location in order to be fused. There are tabs in the top left of the open file dialog which can be used to choose files from different locations. A number in brackets at the end of the tab indicated how many files are currently selected in this location.
As shown below I have select Experiment 1 and Experiment 2 from the folder MyGo Pro 3.0. Notice the (2) which indicates 2 files are being selected.
To add a third experiment from a different location select the + button next to the MyGo Pro 3.0 tab at the top left of the open file dialog. You can now navigate to the new file location to add your third experiment file. As shown below Experiment 3 was located on the desktop.
Select Open and you will now get the option to fuse all 3 files into a new fused project as shown below:
Experiments can be closed by selecting Close. If the experiment is unsaved a dialog will appear:
Do not close will return you to the experiment with the experiment left open. Close, losing changes will close the selected experiment from the software window. Save and close will allow you to save the experiment in your chosen location. Select Do not close.
Experiments can either be saved manually or automatically to a file directory on your computer.
If an experiment is unsaved, select Save or Save As… this will open up a dialog box prompting you to choose a location to save your experiment to. The name of the experiment file will be the same as the experiment name in the Name: field.
If the experiment has already been saved then selecting Save will save any changes made to the experiment in the current location with the current file name. This will overwrite the previous version of the same experiment.
If the experiment has already been saved then selecting Save As.. will give you the option to save this experiment will a new file name in a new location. Below experiment A has been saved to a location named MyGo Pro.
When starting a run you will be prompted with the following window:
To automatically save your data when the experiment has finished, select the first option. To choose the location to save your run to select Browse… and you will be prompted to choose a file directory. To prevent the software from showing this dialog box, select the second option.
To reactive automatic saving go to Configuration and select General Config. as shown below. Here you can change the auto-saving settings, including auto save prompts, auto-saving and the destination where the software will save the experiments to.
When an experiment has been autosaved it will give the experiment file the same name as the Name which is chosen in Experiment Summary. The software will never overwrite a save that has been made prior to the auto save. If the user saves the experiment before starting the run, the software will save a duplicate of the experiment once complete with the experiment name present in Experiment Summary. The software will continue to save experiments in the location you have chosen until you tell it otherwise, regardless of where you manually save your experiments.