User Preferences

  •   PREFERENCES...       ⌘,  This window lets you select your preferences for program appearance and functions.   Chose one of four tabbed categories: AppearanceSounds, Printing,   File Handling,  and Operations.

    • Slow operations:   Some operations (such as asymptote fitting) can be slow on large files or large data blocks.   Use this option to show a warning (or not) when an operation is likely to be slow.

    • Smoothing and de-spiking:   Sets the defaults for smoothing and interactive spike removal.

    • Autorepeat:  You can set this option to automatically repeat an analysis after a smoothing or de-spiking operation.

    • Gas exchange:   Sets several options for gas exchange calculations.  Since many files require lag correction, smoothing, or baseline correction before computing gas exchange, you can set these operations to work automatically when gas exchange is selected.  You can also choose defaults to show conversion equations, place results in a new channel, and where to obtain flowrate information (from a file or a fixed value).

    • Distribution histograms:   Several analysis operations have a button that shows a small frequency histogram of data in the current channel.  You can select whether to produce a new window for each histogram plot, and whether these windows are closed when you exit the analysis routine.

    • Waveform triggers:   When using the cursor to select trigger values in the ‘Waveform analysis’ routine, display of the trigger values is optional. If they are shown, an extra click is needed to dismiss the display.

    • The Plot Style button lets you set the foreground (data), background, and label and marker colors on the plot and block windows (this is available only when a data file has been loaded).

    • To avoid having to re-set your preferences at every launch, click the Store Preferences button to store your current settings (including screen colors, current values of FiO2, FiCO2, and RQ, etc.).   When launched, LabAnalyst reads the preferred settings and uses them as defaults.

    • The Export button lets you save a copy of your preferences external to the LabAnalyst application package, where it normally resides.   This is useful if you want to save your preferences before updating LabAnalyst, which comes with a generic set of preferences.   Once you have installed the new LabAnalyst version, use the Import button to restore your old settings (be sure to click the Store Peferences button to save them into the application package).

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