LabAnalyst X    getting started
LabAnalyst X
has seven menus, plus instructions and links in the Help menu and three functions in the LabAnalyst X menu.

To run LabAnalyst X, you need three files: the application, the 'LAprefs' file, which stores user preferences, and the 'LACustomTransforms' file.   These files must all be in the same folder.  You can use the 'Preferences' option in the LabAnalyst X menu to adjust default settings (change the screen colors with 'colors and lines' in the VIEW menu).   Your customized preferences can be saved with the 'save current preferences' button in the 'Preferences' window and will be used automatically the next time the program is launched.

The initial sign-on screen lets you access most of the calculators in the SPECIAL menu, but to do anything more, you need to load a data file.  Warthog format files (with the warthog icons; see the file formats page) work best.  Warthog files contain a lot of information about acquisition conditions, dates and times, markers, etc.  You can also load spreadsheets or Sable-format files.

  •  On these pages the symbol indicates use of the command key for keyboard control.  For example, O means "command+O". 

  •  Note that there may be slight differences in the appearance of windows (especially backgrounds) on the site versus on your computer, depending on the version of OS X in use.   Also, the software is updated more frequently than this website and minor appearance changes (i.e., that don't affect basic functions) may not be documented immediately.

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