Frequently Asked Questions

For technical FAQs please see the support section.

What is Qlucore Omics Explorer?

Qlucore Omics Explorer (QOE) is a powerful interactive analysis and visualization application for the exploration and analysis of multivariate data sets such as gene expression, protein array or miRNA data. QOE helps you to verify a hypothesis as well as to uncover hidden structures and find patterns in large data sets, taking full advantage of all annotations and other links that are connected with your data. The user interface of QOE displays all data sets in 3D in order to allow you to visualize them and interactively work with them in real-time directly on a computer screen. All responses are immediate and the analysis can be performed in an instant. QOE includes a number of powerful statistical tools to filter and select variables to enhance the analysis.

What type of data can I analyze with Qlucore Omics Explorer?

Qlucore Omics Explorer works with many types of data. In this document is a list of examples of published articles where Qlucore Omics Explorer been used.  The user interface is optimized for biological data but it also works for other type of data sets. We welcome comments on which other data types you would like to work with. The generic input format makes it possible to organize your research data in a way that can be inserted into the program easily.

What is Dynamic PCA and how is it employed in Qlucore Omics Explorer?

Dynamic PCA is PCA analysis combined with instant user response. This combination provides an optimal way for a user to visualize and analyze a large data set. It presents a comprehensive view of the data set at the same time as the user is given full freedom to explore all possible versions of the presented view.

What is PCA and how is it employed in Qlucore Omics Explorer?

PCA consists of projecting high dimensional data down to lower dimensions. The specific projections of the high-dimensional data are chosen in order to maintain as much variance as possible in the projected data set. In OE, data is projected and plotted on the two dimensional computer screen and then rotated manually or automatically and examined by the naked eye. The unique feature of OE is the ability to manipulate the different PCA-plots directly on the computer screen - interactively and in real-time - and at the same time work with all annotations and other links in a fully integrated way.

What different types of license do you offer?

Qlucore Omics Explorer is licensed for an annual fee. During the license period, users are provided with free electronic support, and updates/upgrades are included. The shortest license period is one year.

We have a suite of licensing schemes for different type of organizations of various sizes, ranging from single user stand-alone licenses to floating multiple user licenses. Special licenses are also provided for Academia and there is also the possibility of classroom licenses.

Which operating systems are supported?

There are versions for the newer operating systems both for Windows and Mac.

How does the licensing model work?

We offer the following two licensing models:

  • Single user, single computer licenses: A single user, single computer license gives one named user the right to use the software on one computer. The software will be locked to this computer. The license is valid for one year and includes support and upgrades.
  • Network licenses: A network license allows a certain number of concurrent users on a local area network. Network licenses are also called flaoting licenses. Any person connected to the network can use the software, as long as the maximal number of concurrent users is not exceeded. Network licenses are available for five or more concurrent users. A user can also "check out" a license and use the software when not connected to the network.

How do I get an answer to a technical questions if I am not a customer yet?

You can either use the "Support" link at the top of this page or send a question directly to Technical FAQs can also be accessed by selecting the Support link at the top of the page.