Easy and powerful tools to keep track and report
During training sessions and when talking to new users of Qlucore Omics Explorer we often get the question "How do I best keep track of my analysis?" and in this newsletter we will outline available options.
There are several reasons to keep track of analysis steps and results:
- to return and verify results later
- to augment a report with more details
- to document taken steps
- to progress the analysis in the future when new information is available
In Qlucore Omics Explorer there are several tools, in addition to the obvious one of exporting variable lists and plots, that support the user with the tasks above. The most powerful one is the Log functionality which helps the user capture and store the complete situation of the analysis. The capture includes all open plots and all applied settings and methods. The capture is stored in a log point, and log points are stored in log files. A log point can be restored at any time and the program is set up including the used data, plots and filters exactly the way it was when the log point was created. The log functionality is found in the log tab.
In the log tab the current calculation pipeline is presented dynamically (Status panel). It is an overview of all open data sets and plots as well as the applied calculation steps. The calculation order is as presented (from bottom to top). In the Log tab the export pdf option is available. Select this to export all active plots including the content of the Status panel together with a list of references for the implemented methods, to a pdf document.
Finally, the log points can also be shared which is an excellent way to distribute intermediate findings or results with your team. Your colleagues can continue the analysis where you left off.
In an upcoming Webinar, see to the right, we will tell you more about these features.