Working With Graphs
Graphs in the software have several common tools to manage the display, select curves, export data etc. This section describes features that are shared between multiple different graphs - for any features that only appear in a single graph (for example editing regions), see the appropriate section for that graph. Graph features will be demonstrated using the Amplification chart and example data. Open the “MyGo Pro 10 fold Dilution Series.ppf” file in the MyGo Pro Demo Data folder, and click the Analysis tab:
Changing Graph Mode
Graphs support multiple modes, with each mode represented by an icon in the top left corner of the graph:
In the Amplification graph the user can make use of a zoom and select curve mode as shown on the right hand side of the graph. In the screenshot the second mode (select curve) is selected, as shown by the blue box around the second icon. To select a different mode, click the associated icon. Some icons will perform an action when clicked, rather than changing modes - in the Amplification graph, the third icon exports the graph data to a file.
Many graphs support a zooming mode, this is usually the first mode displayed in the graph controls. The icon for zooming mode is a magnifying glass containing a “+” symbol:
Click the zooming icon to select it. To zoom into the graph, move the mouse to the top left of the area you wish to zoom to. Now hold down the left mouse button, and move the mouse to the bottom right of the area you wish to zoom to, and release. As you drag the mouse, a box will be drawn, showing the new area that will be displayed:
The graph will now have axes set to display the selected area:
To zoom out again (restoring the automatic zoom that displays all data), move the mouse anywhere over the data area of the graph (the white box inside the axes), then hold down the left mouse button, move the mouse a short distance up and to the left, and release the mouse button. This is the same process as for zooming, but instead of dragging from the top left to the bottom right, drag in the opposite direction, from the bottom right to the top left.
Many graphs allow selection of one or more of the curves or points displayed in the graph. When a curve or point is selected, it is displayed in its normal color. When a curve or point is not selected, it is displayed in a light grey color. The selection is often shared with a table and/or plate display, so that a selection in one control will make the same selection in the other controls.
To select some curves in the Amplification graph, first click on the selection icon to the right of the graph area:
The icon will be selected, showing a blue border. Move the mouse over the graph data area, to the left of the amplification curves. Now hold down the left mouse button, and drag the mouse to a point in the middle of the curves. As you drag the mouse, a box will show the area where curves will be selected:
Release the mouse button to make the selection:
All curves which pass through the area selected by the box will be selected, and other curves will be deselected. The selected curves (earlier amplifications) are now colored, and the unselected curves (later amplifications) are grey. If the Shift key is held down while a selection is made, the curves will be added to the selection, rather than replacing the old selection.
Many graphs will display extra information associated with a curve, for example the index of the curve, associated analysis results, etc. To display a tooltip, hover the mouse cursor over a curve, by letting it remain still for a short time near the curve. A grey box (tooltip) will appear showing the additional information:
When a tooltip has appeared, moving the mouse around will continue to display the information associated with the curve nearest to the mouse cursor. To stop displaying tooltips, move the mouse away from the curves for a short time. Different graphs will display different information in the tooltips
Many graphs can be exported to various formats, to allow the data to be added to reports, papers etc. To export a graph, click the export icon to the right of the graph area:
When the icon is clicked, a dialog will appear to choose your desired format, and where to save the file:
The Files of Type: drop down control is used to select the file format to which to export. You can also select the type of file using the tabs on the right of the file dialog. Settings for the selected file type are displayed on the right of the file dialog, where applicable.
Scalable Vector Graphs (.svg)
Scalable Vector Graphs (.svg) will export to a vector format image. This can be resized to any size without loss of detail, and is the best option to be inserted into a paper for a high quality result.
Character Separated Variable (.csv)
Character Separated Variable (.csv) will export the exact coordinates of the points/curves of the graph to a CSV format file, suitable for import into a spreadsheet application. Note that the data may also be available in a more suitable format in a table, which can also be exported to CSV format. You can select which data to export using the checkboxes - as you change your selection, the text below the checkboxes will change to describe what data will be exported.
Portable Network Graphics (.png)
Portable Network Graphics (.png) will export the graph to a bitmap format file, at the size specified on the right-hand side of the dialog. This format is supported by more applications than the SVG format, but will only appear sharp at its original size. This format is suitable for inclusion in web pages, etc.
Click ok to export the graph:
Working with Resizable Panes
The MyGo Pro software allows the user to resize most panes throughout the software. Panes can be resized in both the horizontal and vertical axis using the same controls. Only the former will be described in this section, however both are resized in the same way. Below, highlights the resizable controls that are situated between pane partitions.
Moving Divider to the Left (1)
Clicking this arrow will move the divider all the way to the left, hiding the left hand pane as shown below. The right hand pane can be returned back to its normal size by clicking the second arrow (2).
Moving Divider to the Right (2)
Clicking this arrow will move the divider all the way to the right, hiding the right hand pane as shown below. The left hand pane can be returned back to its normal size by clicking the first arrow (1).
Manual Pane Resizing (3)
Panes can also be manually resized by clicking and dragging the rectangular resize bar, situated at the centre of each divider. When manually resizing panes, using the resize bar, the panes cannot be fully extended and will only move until one of the panes has reached its minimum size. Clicking this resize bar will also return a pane back to its original size if it has been fully extended as shown in Moving Divider to the Left and Moving Divider to the Right.