NeuroMatic, data analysis and acquisition software

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Sets

If you need to perform data analysis on subsets of your data, use Sets to categorize your data. For example, check waves as Set1 if synaptic responses lead to an action potential, or check as SetX if the data is corrupted by a spontaneous action potential or by a large deflection in the resting membrane potential.

SetX is a special set used to exclude data from all analysis. This is useful if you have bad traces that need to be discarded.

Sets are actually waves whose index points (0,1,2…) correspond to your data waves (RecordA0, RecordA1, RecordA2…). You can edit your Sets via the Sets Panel, as described below.

A Set wave value of “1” (i.e. Set1[0] = 1) indicates the corresponding data wave (RecordA0) is to be included in the Set. Any other value means the data wave is not in the Set.

By definition, the number of points in a Set wave must equal the number of available data waves (NumWaves). This means you should not change the length of a Set wave, otherwise NeuroMatic will no longer recognize it as a Set.

If you import several files into the same NeuroMatic data folder (NeuroMatic > Import) NeuroMatic will automatically generate Set_Data waves (i.e. Set_Data0, Set_Data1, Set_Data2…) which you can use to select and analyze each data set independently.

Once your Sets have been defined, use the Wave Select drop-down menu on NeuroMatic’s control panel to select a Set of waves to analyze.


Sets Panel

To open the Sets Panel, select (Sets > Panel) on NeuroMatic’s control panel.

Use the top drop-down menu to select a Set to edit. The Set will appear in a table to the right which can be directly edited.

Use the Define controls to define a range of values. To define multiple ranges within a single Set, uncheck Auto Clear and use the Execute button to define each new range.

Use the Equation controls to Equate, “And”, or “Or” two Sets. This can also be accomplished by typing your own equations into Igor’s command line.

Use the various button controls to “Clear”, “Copy”, “Kill” a Set. Note that Set1, Set2, and SetX are default Sets that cannot be killed or renamed.

If Auto Advance is checked on, the current wave number will automatically be incremented once a Set’s checkbox on NeuroMatic’s control panel is clicked. This is handy if you have a lot of waves to categorize by visual inspection.

To display sets other than Set1, Set2 or SetX on NeuroMatic’s control panel, click the Display checkbox and select the sets you wish to display.

Sometimes it is useful to use a set (e.g. Set1) to select values from a wave whose point values correspond to each data wave (e.g. the Stats output wave ST_MaxY). This can be accomplished by selecting the “0 > Nan” button and then multiplying the two waves (e.g. MyWave = Set1 * ST_MaxY).



Misc ||| Home | Install | Links | Release Notes |||

Analysis ||| Basics | Data / Folders | Sets | Groups | Graphs | Main | Stats | Spike | Event | Fit | MyTab | Macros | Configs |||

Acquisition ||| Clamp | File | Notes / Log | Folders | Board | Stims | Stim Misc | Stim Time | Stim Board | Stim Pulse | Analysis | Configs |||


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