Selecting Analysis Type

Analysis types can be opened by first selecting the Analysis tab on the left hand side of the software window. Click the “+” button at the bottom left of the screen and the Select Analysis Type window will appear as shown below. Analysis types are separated into Automatic and Manual categories. The software will also determine whether a specific analysis type is applicable to the run you have performed.

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Automatic Analysis Types

These analysis types require minimal user input generating optimal results from automatically determined parameters. Automatic parameters can be altered if the user wishes.

Manual Analysis Types

These analysis types may require increased user input to generate desired results.

Analysis Applicability

If an analysis method can be applied to your chosen experiment a green cross will appear next to the appropriate analysis type. If an analysis method can not be applied to your experiment then a red cross will appear next to the appropriate analysis type. In the example above all analysis methods can be applied to the experiment that was performed.

Once you have selected the analysis type you wish to open click Select. The order at which you open these analyse types will determine what order they appear underneath the Analysis tab. The analysis types can be deleted or moved around in the list using the controls described in Editing Lists.

Working with Plate Displays

The software contains multiple plate displays, which are recognizable by their resemblance of the arrangement of wells in the instrument itself.

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Each entire circle represents a well in the instrument. The position of the well in the instrument is consistent with its position in the plate display. This plate display shows the arrangement of 32 wells in an array of 8 strips of 4, in a MyGo Pro instrument. The colour of the wells corresponds to the sample colour. Depending on what analysis module you are using, the Sample as Plate display will represent different information about the wells.

Selecting Wells

One or more wells can be selected in the plate display. Selected wells are distinguished by a darker border, more intense color, and a glossy shading effect. A selected well has this appearance:

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The same well, when not selected, has a different appearance:

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Selection of wells is very similar to the process used in a list or table. To select a single well, simply click it.To select multiple wells, move the mouse over the first well, then hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse to the last well, then release the button. All wells within the rectangular area will be selected:

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A range of wells may also be selected by clicking on the first well, then holding the Shift key and clicking on the last well. Finally, holding the Ctrl key while clicking on a well will toggle the selection of a well (without affecting any other selection).The selection made in a plate display is often shared with the selection in one or more tables and/or graphs. Selecting wells in one control will make the same selection in the other controls.

Plate Display Legends

Many plate displays also have a legend displayed alongside them, giving details of the color code used, and sometimes also presenting controls to configure the display:

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Tooltips

Many plate displays also provide additional information when the mouse is hovered over a well. To hover, position the mouse cursor over the desired well, and then leave it motionless for a short time:

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A small black box (tooltip) is displayed with more information about the well - in this case the name of the sample assigned to the well. Once the first tooltip has been displayed, the mouse can be moved to other wells to display the information for those wells without the need to hover. To stop displaying tooltips, move the mouse outside the plate display for a short time.

Working with Custom Plate Displays

Depending on what analysis module you are using, the Sample as Plate display will represent different information about the wells. These displays will be looked at in more detail in each of the analysis sections.