<HTML> <HEAD> <!-- Apple Help needs these meta tags in the default page --> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1"> <!-- The HTML page title is displayed in Help Viewer's search results window --> <title>LabAnalyst File Menu Page</title> <!-- The plist CFBundleHelpBookName value --> <meta name="AppleTitle" content="LabAnalyst File Menu"> <script language="JavaScript"> javascript: resizeTo(770, 900) </script> <style> /*---- CROSS BROWSER DROPDOWN MENU ----*/ ul#nav {margin: 6 0 0 10px;} ul.drop a { display:block; color: #000080; font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; text-decoration: none;} ul.drop, ul.drop li, ul.drop ul { list-style: none; margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 1px solid #fff; background: #e0e0e0; color: #0000FF;} ul.drop { position: relative; z-index: 597; float: left; } ul.drop li { float: left; line-height: 1.3em; vertical-align: middle; zoom: 1; padding: 2px 15px; } ul.drop li.hover, ul.drop li:hover { position: relative; z-index: 599; cursor: default; background: #20b2aa; } ul.drop ul { visibility: hidden; position: absolute; top: 100%; left: 0; z-index: 598; width: 225px; background: #555; border: 1px solid #fff; } ul.drop ul li { float: none; } ul.drop ul ul { top: -2px; left: 100%; } ul.drop li:hover > ul { visibility: visible } </style> </HEAD> <BODY> <A NAME="anchor102641"></A> <TABLE WIDTH="630" HEIGHT="15" BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="2" CELLPADDING="2"> <TR> <TD><IMG SRC="LAXnewlogo.jpg"> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD><FONT FACE = "Lucida Grande" COLOR="#000000" SIZE=+2> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; VIEW menu</FONT> <BR><FONT FACE = "Lucida Grande" SIZE =+0"> <ul id="nav" class="drop"> <li><a href="LAfilemenu.html">File</a></li> <li><a href="LAeditmenu.html">Edit</a></li> <li><a href="analysismenu.html">Analyze</a></li> <li>View</b> <UL> <li><A HREF="#anchor1462670">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Markers </li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1062948">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Grids and segments </li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1462948">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Scaling </li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1463999">Zoom in</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1463999">Zoom out</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1463161">Redraw</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1463430">Overlay</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1464207">Show comments</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1463799">Show multiple channels</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1464019">Show a single channel</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1464987">Plot styles</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1466670">Show all channel values</A></li> <li><A HREF="#anchor1242581">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Significant digits</a></li> </UL> <li><a href="LAscriptsmenu.html">Script</a></li> <li><a href="LAwindowmenu.html">Window</a></li> <li><a href="LAspecialmenu.html">Special</a></li> <li><a href="LoadedFile.html">Appearance of Loaded Files</a></li> <li><a href="WHfileformat.html">LabHelper, LabAnalyst File Formats</a></li> </ul> </ul> </TABLE> <FONT FACE = "Lucida Grande"> This menu controls the appearance of windows, etc. on the screen. Generally it has no effect on calculations or data, although the position of certain markers can affect some data manipulations (i.e., finding baselines). <hr> <A NAME="anchor1462670"></A><BR CLEAR="ALL"><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>MARKERS </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG SRC="LAXimages/H_Menu.gif" ALIGN="TOP" WIDTH="39" HEIGHT="15" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>This submenu has three (sometimes four) items:</B></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SHOW MARKERS / HIDE MARKERS</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles the display of markers in the plot area (if the screen is large enough, there is button for this in the upper right corner of the plot area).</P> <P><LI><IMG SRC="LAXimages/newMarker.jpg" ALIGN="RIGHT">&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>INSERT MARKER(S)</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lets you insert additional markers into a file (beyond those entered when the data were acquired in <B>LabHelper</B>).&nbsp; A window opens asking you to pick the letter of the new marker. Having done that, you move the cursor to the plot area and click on the location where you want to put the new marker.</P> <P>The &quot;&raquo;&quot; and &quot;<FONT SIZE=-2>&lt;&lt;</FONT>&quot; buttons are for the standard interpolation markers; &quot;&raquo;&quot; indicates the start of a segment of interpolated data and &quot;<FONT SIZE=-2>&lt;&lt;</FONT>&quot; marks the end of the segment. These may be used to avoid including interpolated data in many analysis operations. Interpolation markers are (optionally) set automatically by the '<B>REMOVE REFERENCES</B>' and '<B>SPIKE REMOVAL</B>' procedures in the <A HREF="LAeditmenu.html"><B>EDIT</B> menu</A>, but you may occasionally need to insert them manually.</P> <P>When done (or when you want to change the marker letter), go back to the '<B>Insert new marker</B>' window.</P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> REMOVE MARKERS IN BLOCK</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Eliminates all markers from within a selected block.</P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> EXPORT MARKERS</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Makes a .csv text file contining all of the file's markers, with the associated sample number, elapsed time, and real time. &nbsp; Standard marker characters (R, S, , , ) are labeled with their associated event type (e.g., begin and end reference, begin and end interpolation, etc.).</P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> SHOW REAL-TIME NOTES</B> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If the data file contains any real-time notes (Warthog binary or Sable ExpeData files only), this will output them to a text file. </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A NAME="anchor1062948"></A></P> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>GRIDS AND SEGMENTS &nbsp;</B><IMG SRC= "LAXimages/H_Menu.gif" ALIGN="TOP" WIDTH="39" HEIGHT="15" NATURALSIZEFLAG= "3"></B>&nbsp;This option has a submenu with four selections that control the display of dotted lines in plot windows, zero lines, screen segment indicators (the latter is only applicable if the file has more cases than the number of horizontal pixels in the plot window), and time segment indicators.&nbsp; Note that for very large files, the screen segment indicators are switched off for clarity, but you can switch them back on from this menu. &nbsp; Also, you can show screen segments or time segments (or neither), but (to avoid screen clutter) not both.<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Note: many of these changes do not take effect until a new channel is drawn.</B></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><B>SHOW GRID LINES</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles the display of <U>horizontal</u> grid lines in the plot area. </P> <P><B>SHOW ZERO LINES</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles the display of a horizontal line showing the value of zero in the plot area (if the data include zero).</P> <P><B>SHOW SCREEN SEGMENTS</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles the display of vertical lines indicating 'screenwidths' (segments of the data that each contain a number of samples equal to the number of horizontal pixels in the plot area). &nbsp; These lines only appear when in 'entire file' display mode <U>and</U> the file contains more samples that the number of horizontal pixels in the plot area.&nbsp; You can shift between screen segments with the 'slider' at the bottom of the plot, or with the left and right arrow keys.</P> <P><B>SHOW TIME SEGMENTS</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles the display of vertical lines showing the time of day in hours.</P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="#anchor102641"><B>Back to top</B> <P><A NAME="anchor1462948"></A></P> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SCALING [ACTIVE CHANNEL] &nbsp;</B><IMG SRC= "LAXimages/H_Menu.gif" ALIGN="TOP" WIDTH="39" HEIGHT="15" NATURALSIZEFLAG= "3"><B>&nbsp;This submenu has five items:</B></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>HIGH RESOLUTION</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Automatically finds the Y-range of the data and selects Y-axis scaling equal to the total range plus 5% in either direction.</P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>SCALE TO INCLUDE ZERO</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Selects a range that includes zero and the entire Y-range of data, and sets the tic marks at whole numbers or simple fractions.&nbsp; If the data are all positive or all negative, the scale will be set to include at least 110% of the data range, using zero as the minimum or maximum Y value, respectively.</P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <UL> <UL> <LI>If data include both positive and negative values, this is equivalent to '<B>NORMAL SCALING</B>'.&nbsp; </UL> </UL> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> NORMAL SCALING</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>LabAnalyst</B>'s default scaling protocol.&nbsp; Selects a Y-axis scaling factor that includes the entire Y-range of the data, with tic marks set at whole numbers or simple fractions.&nbsp; If data include both positive and negative values, this is equal to '<B>SCALE TO ZERO</B>'.&nbsp; If data are all positive or all negative, '<B>NORMAL SCALING</B>' may select a smaller scale factor (i.e., higher resolution).</P> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>MANUAL SCALING...&nbsp; </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Allows manual selection of minimum and maximum Y-values for the plot area.&nbsp; This is useful to optimize scaling for plot regions of particular interest.&nbsp; On may occasions, the automatic scaling options (<B>NORMAL SCALING </B>and <B>SCALE TO ZERO</B>) do not show areas of particular interest at sufficiently high resolution.</P> <P>When the manual scaling window (shown at right) opens, it displays the current scaling values for the active channel.&nbsp; You can modify them as desired.</P> <P><LI> <IMG SRC = "LAXimages/interactiveScaling.jpg" ALIGN = "right"> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SET INTERACTIVELY...&nbsp; </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lets you use the mouse and cursor in the plot area to set<BR> the scaling limits, using this small window: <UL> <P><LI> Click the '<B>Upper limit</B>' or '<B>Lower limit</B>' button, then move the cursor line to the desired spot and click the mouse once.&nbsp; You can also expand a plot with a too-confining scale by clicking the '<B>Expand 2X</B>' or '<B>Expand 3X</B>' buttons.&nbsp; When done, click the '<B>done</B>' or '<B>cancel</B>' buttons.&nbsp; Clicking the plot area when the horizontal cursor line is <I>not</I> showing is the same as clicking the '<B>done</B>' button.</P> </UL> <P><TABLE WIDTH="640" BORDER="1" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING= "4"> <TR> <TD WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="42"> <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">When using manual or interactive scaling it's important to remember that the SAME scaling constraints will apply to all segments of the channel -- regardless of what data they contain.&nbsp; </FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">Manual scaling is switched off (and <B>Normal </B>scaling is switched on) whenever a new file is loaded.</FONT></TD></TR> <TR> <TD BGCOLOR="#ffffff" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="55"> <LI><FONT COLOR="#000000">When you perform a baseline correction on a manually-scaled channel (either 'regular' manual scaling or interactive scaling), scaling is automatically reset to '<B>HIGH RESOLUTION</B>' mode.&nbsp; This is because the baseline operation changes the position of the data, so manually-set limits are frequently completely outside the data range after baseline correction.</FONT></TD></TR> </TABLE> </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SCALING [ALL CHANNELS] </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG SRC= "LAXimages/H_Menu.gif" ALIGN="TOP" WIDTH="39" HEIGHT="15" NATURALSIZEFLAG= "3"><B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This has a submenu with three items:</B></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>HIGH RESOLUTION</B> <BR CLEAR= "ALL"><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SCALE TO INCLUDE ZERO</B> <BR CLEAR="ALL"><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> NORMAL SCALING</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG SRC="LAXimages/apple.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3"><B>N </B><BR CLEAR="ALL">These have the same action as described above, except that they reset the scaling defaults for <B>all</B> channels (not just the active channel).<A NAME="anchor1463161"></A></P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="#anchor102641"><B>Back to top</B> <A NAME="anchor1463999"></a> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>ZOOM IN &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG SRC="LAXimages/apple.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">+ &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B> If you have selected a block, you can 'zoom in' on that part of the file, enlarging it until it fills the plot area. &nbsp; This is useful for looking carefully at areas of interest. &nbsp; There is no limit on how big or how small a zoomed block can be. &nbsp; Can also be activated with the '+' key alone. <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>ZOOM OUT &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG SRC="LAXimages/apple.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">- &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B> If you have a zoomed block, this returns the plot area view to 'entire file' mode (i.e., all of the data are plotted).&nbsp; Note that the initial block selection used to zoom the file is lost when you zoom out. &nbsp; Can also be activated with the '-' key alone. <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>REDRAW</B> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Redraws the plot area, which is useful if it has been messed up from previous operations, or if a new channel has been selected.&nbsp; Any data block is retained when the plot is redrawn. &nbsp; This should not be necessary very often.<A NAME="anchor1463430"></A></P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp;<B> OVERLAY...&nbsp; </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG SRC= "LAXimages/apple.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" NATURALSIZEFLAG= "3"><B>L &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B> <IMG SRC="LAXimages/overlay1.gif" ALIGN="right"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Allows you to draw other channels in the plot area in addition to the active channel.&nbsp; Note that <B>Overlay is not available in multi-channel display mode</B>. <P>A channel selection window appears in the lower left (the button for the active channel is switched off).&nbsp; Select any or all of the available channels, then click the'<B>custom</B>' or '<B>Done</B>' button.<P> <P>If you clicked the '<B>custom</B> button, you can select two additional options (if you clicked '<B>done</B>', the program defaults to dashed lines and overlay on all subsequent plots).</P> <IMG SRC="LAXimages/Overlay2.gif" ALIGN="RIGHT"> <UL> <LI>Whether the overlay appears only on the present plot area, or whether all subsequent plot areas (different channels or different screenfulls) also show overlays.&nbsp; To switch this option off, go to overlay selection again.&nbsp; <LI>Whether the lines for overlain channels are drawn as dashes or as solids.&nbsp; </UL> <P>After you click the '<B>selection OK</B>' button, data about the selected channels are drawn in colors corresponding to the color code in the lower left window, and the overlay operation itself begins in the plot area.</P> <UL> <LI>All channels are drawn in black in monochrome mode, which may make identification of different channels difficult.&nbsp; </UL> <P ALIGN=CENTER><TABLE WIDTH="580" HEIGHT="86" BORDER="1" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="3"> <TR> <TD BGCOLOR="#ffffff" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="52"><P>An easy way to do a <B><I>simple</I></B> overlay (one channel only, no options for dashed lines or subsequent plotting) is to hold down the <B>command key</B> while picking the desired overlay channel from the pop-up menu in the upper right corner of the plot area.&nbsp; This can be repeated as often as desired for additional channels.</P> <P>Alternately, you can do a simple overlay by holding down the <B>'option'</B> key and selecting the desired channel from the main keyboard number keys (<I>not </I>the keypad).</TD></TR> </TABLE> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>CLEAR OVERLAY</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This removes any overlay traces and redraws the plot area <A NAME="anchor1464207"></A></P> <LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>COMMENTS </B>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG SRC="LAXimages/H_Menu.gif" ALIGN="TOP" WIDTH="39" HEIGHT="15" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>This submenu has two items:</B></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SHOW COMMENTS</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles display of the file's comments in a small window. &nbsp;If you click on this window, another window opens to allow editing of the comments. &nbsp;Comments can be essentially unlimited in length (32 K of characters), but you'll only see the top few lines in the comments window. <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>Show block instructions</B> &nbsp;&nbsp; Toggles display of instructions for selecting blocks and switching screen views (normally shown in the lower right of the display, but it can be removed with this command if it gets annoying). </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="#anchor102641"><B>Back to top</B></A><A NAME="anchor1463799"></A></P> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>MULTIPLE CHANNELS...</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Allows you to plot any combination of the channels in the file.&nbsp; There are two 'modes' of channel display: <B>Full Screen</B> and <B>Plot Area</B>.</P> <UL> <LI>In <B>Full Screen</B> mode, the data plots fill up the entire available screen area.&nbsp; You can change between the 'entire file' and 'active screen' modes and shift between screens using the normal channel change buttons or the left and right arrow keys.&nbsp; Also, a small floating window at the right of the plot area indicates the active channel and lets you change active channels through button clicks.&nbsp; The other channel-change options continue to work.You can also send an image of the file to a printer or load new files, but most analyses and edit menu functions are not usable.&nbsp; You need to click the close box to get back to the regular analysis screen.<P> <LI>In <B>Plot Area</B> mode, the channels are plotted within the normal plot area and you can use all the normal edit and analysis menu functions.&nbsp; </UL> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><IMG SRC="LAXimages/MultipleChannelControl.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" > <IMG SRC="LAXimages/Multichannel1.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" WIDTH="262" HEIGHT="274" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3"></P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P>In either case, a channel selection window allows you to pick any combination of the available channels.&nbsp; If you click the '<B>non-standard plot height</B>' button, a window will open to allow customization of the height of each channel:</P> <P><IMG SRC="LAXimages/PlotHite.gif" ALIGN="RIGHT" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">The window for customized plotting contains a diagram of the printed page.&nbsp; You select the relative height of each channel in sequence by moving the cursor on the diagram to the desired height, and then clicking the mouse <I>ONCE.</I>&nbsp; The channels will be redrawn one by one as their heights are selected.&nbsp; Note that there is a fixed amount of room on the screen, so that enlarging one channel requires shrinking one or more of the others.&nbsp; Consequently, the computer reserves an amount of space necessary for drawing the remaining channels at the minimum possible height (and will not let you exceed that limit).&nbsp; You must select plot heights for all the channels.&nbsp; When done, you can accept the results, re-do the plot height selection, or revert to the normal setting (all channels drawn with equal heights).</P> <P>When done, click the '<B>Plot heights OK</B>' button, and the selected channels will be drawn.</P> <P><IMG SRC="LAXimages/MultiChan.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" ></P> <P>Example of a multi-channel display with 4 channels out of 6 shown.&nbsp; These channels are plotted in <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">normal scaling mode.</FONT></B></P> <UL> <LI>NOTE:&nbsp; if the file contains only one channel, the menu reads <B>FULL SCREEN</B> instead of <B>MULTIPLE CHANNELS.</B><A NAME="anchor1464019"></A> </UL> <A NAME="anchor1464987"></A></P> <P><LI>&nbsp;&nbsp; <B>SINGLE CHANNEL</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Shifts back to single channel display.&nbsp; Note that some operations (like exiting from a full-screen multi-channel display) automatically switch to single channel display. &nbsp; Overlay works in this viewing mode. <P><A HREF="#anchor102641"><B>Back to top</B></a> <P><IMG SRC="LAXimages/plotStyles.png" ALIGN="right"> <LI><B>PLOT STYLES</B> &nbsp;&nbsp;This window lets you select the foreground (i.e., data), background, label, marker, and grid colors for both the plot windows and the block window.&nbsp; The default colors are 'standard dark:' &nbsp; a dark background, yellow data line, and pale blue or white grids; there is also a 'standard' set of pale colors in which the plot background is light gray and the data line is red. &nbsp; For both standard colorsets, the selected block is shown as dark blue with yellow data.&nbsp; If you prefer other color combinations, you can use the standard Apple color picker to select the colors of all the major plot elements.&nbsp; Note that the program will use default colors for overlays, but these can also be user-set.&nbsp;</P> <P>Some considerations:</P> <UL> <LI>Whatever colors you select for data lines and backgrounds, be sure to check them for proper visibility of plot elements <B>when 'inverted,'</b> as when a subset of the plot or block areas is selected or highlighted (this is shown for both plot and block areas). <LI>The <B>Histogram bars</B> button allows selection of the bar colors of histograms, which are used in various analysis modes. <LI>NOTE: &nbsp; Colors may change if you shift between 8-bit color depth (256 colors) and greater color depths (16- and 24-bit; 'thousands' or 'millions' of colors). Modern Macs operate with 'millions' of colors. </UL> <P>User preferences are saved for automatic loading a program launch when you click the <B>'Save These Settings'</b> button.&nbsp; </P> <P><LI> <img src = "LAXimages/allvalues.gif" align="right">&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SHOW ALL CHANNEL VALUES...</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Provides a continuous numeric readout of all data channels, or a user-selected subset of them.&nbsp; As for the data bar, values are updated only when the cursor is within the plot area.&nbsp; You can either place the readout box with the cursor or use the default placement (directly under the value readout of the data bar).<A NAME="anchor1467451"></A></P> <P><LI> &nbsp;&nbsp;<B>SHOW ANY ON-LINE NOTES...</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;xxxxxx.&nbsp; As for the data bar, values are updated only when the cursor is within the plot area.&nbsp; xxxxxxx.<A NAME="anchor1467451"></A></P> <A NAME="anchor1242581"> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>You can choose to show from four to eight significant digits when the program presents the results of analyses.&nbsp; The default value is six, which is a reasonable approximation of the resolution and accuracy of most data. &nbsp;Not all of the numbers shown in analysis windows conform to the user-set number of significant digits (for example, many mean values are shown with more digits).</P> <P><TABLE WIDTH="640" HEIGHT="35" BORDER="1" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING= "3"> <TR> <TD BGCOLOR="#ffffff" WIDTH="100%"> The significant figures setting affects only the <B>display of results</B>.&nbsp; It <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">does not </FONT></B>influence the precision of data storage or of internal mathematical calculations.</TD></TR> </TABLE> </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="#anchor102641"><B>Back to top</B> <HR ALIGN=LEFT> <table width = "700" Border = "0"> <tr><td>Other links: <td> <FONT FACE = "Arial"> <ul id="nav" class="drop"> <li><a href="LAHP.html">Overview</a></li> <li><a href="LAIcons.html">Icons</a></li> <li><a href="LAHalerts.html">Alerts</a></li> <li><a href="LAcredits.html">Credits</a></li> <li><a href="http://warthog.ucr.edu/">Warthog Systems</a></li> <li><a href="mailto:chappell@ucr.edu?subject=Warthog%20LabAnalyst%20question">email</a></li> </table> </BODY> </HTML>