Profile comparison

Note

This tab shares many common functionalities with other tabs. See Common functionalities.

Note

This tab is only available on visionCATS installations having the Scanner Quantification Package or the Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package options.

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Display

The display of the tracks is available either in overlay mode (all tracks displayed in the same 3D view) or in stack mode (lists where each track is displayed separately). The overlay mode displays a 3D view where the tracks are on top of each other in profile mode. While this is appropriate to compare some profiles, it tends to be very difficult when a lot of profiles are displayed. In this case the stack mode is often more appropriate, and its RF scale/lines functionality allows to compare RF positions more accurately. In both cases, it’s possible to:

  • Select/unselect items by clicking on them,

  • Display additional informations about a track in a tooltip by hovering it (similar to the comparison image’s Track information).

Overlay

The overlay view uses the Profiles viewer.

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  • A: Selected profiles have a yellow glow around them.

  • B: First reference profile.

  • C: Reference/sample delimiter.

  • D: First sample profile.

Stack

The stack view is similar to the comparison images’s Display view, except for its orientation (vertical instead of horizontal).

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By right-clicking on the splitter, an option allows the user to set it to the middle of the view.

Note

The zoom function will only change the height of the profile.

Overview

This view is the same as the one in the comparison image tab, but for profile tracks (see Overview).

Wavelength or illumination selection

This view is similar to the comparison image’s Illumination selection view, except that the tree shows the available wavelengths as well as the illuminations.

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Toolbar

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The toolbar contains:

  • Buttons coming from the Profiles viewer, used for the manipulation of the 3D view

  • The buttons related to the Common functionalities, also present in the comparison image’s Toolbar.

  • btnFlip For the Stack view, the flip mode flips vertically the samples profiles and sets the zoom so that 1 reference and 1 sample profiles appear in the view. This is intended to be used to perform mirror comparisons.

Tools

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The tools are similar to the ones in Integration tools.

  • Bounds

  • Smoothing

  • Baseline: only Lower Slope is available in comparison

  • Normalize: each track will be normalized to the maximum value of its analysis reference track (set in Profiles viewer, by default track 1).

Profile selection

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The displayed tracks are listed here, grouped by reference and sample.

Profile selection’s toolbar

  • btnResetColors Reset the color of each track of reference or sample group, based on the 4 default colors and the index of the tracks

  • btnUnselect Unselect all tracks of the list

  • btnDuplicate Duplicate selected tracks in the list

  • btnDelete Delete selected tracks in the list

Profile selection’s lists

  • Each track displays

    • its color. The references and samples lists use 2 distinct color palettes, each one has 4 default colors. The references color palette contains warm colors while the samples color palette contains cold ones, in order for the visual separation to be clear. By clicking on the color rectangle of an item, it’s possible to change the color:

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  • its number inside the group.

  • the vial ID.

  • the sample description.

  • Each track can be individually selected or unselected.

  • Selected tracks can be moved inside the same list or to the other with a drag&drop.

  • Copyright and e-signature functions are accessible when hovering an item.

  • Hovering an item displays additional informations about it (similar to the comparison image’s Track information).