Main Window

Main Window

The main window is divided into 1 or more sections. When you first open the a data file you will have, from left to right:

  • The Main Record Table. This lists the input data, with one animal per row. You should see columns for name/ID, sex, sire, dam and so on. The exact columns present depend not only on what is present in the input data but also the current document settings. It is possible to customize PedScope so that specific input columns are hidden, and to control which calculations are performed. For details of all the possible columns, see Main Table Columns.
  • The Report Pane. This displays one of several different reports/tables. Above the report pane is a pulldown menu which is used to change the displayed report type. We call this the report selector. Initially the report selector is set to display the Relations report.
  • The Property Pane. This is used to show 'drill down' detail of whatever is currently selected in the report pane. The property pane is not always visible. Typically its used to show the record details for a highlighted result. E.g. with the Relations report, once you have relations listed - such as ancestors - you can select an ancestor (click it) and have all details for that ancestor shown in the properties pane.

You can resize the main window panes by dragging the divider between the panes.

Main Record Table

You can sort the main table by clicking any of the column headings. Clicking a heading again will reverse the sort order.

You will see some columns in blue. These represent values that PedScope has computed (you can change this color, and various other highlighting effects, by selecting Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'PedScope' application menu) and clicking on the Highlighting tab).

Above the main record table are some pulldown menus to filter the displayed records. E.g. you can choose to only display animals that have offspring, or animals that are founders, or females only etc.

Below the main record table is a box labelled Find. To locate a record quickly e.g. find an animal given its name, first ensure the animals are sorted by name, then click in the Find box, enter the name, then click Next.

Near the "Find" controls are buttons labelled Export and Print. These are used to export the displayed table (e.g. to a spreadsheet or PDF file), and to print it.

Report Pane

The report pane - to the right of the main animal table - displays reports that are generated from one or more of the animals from the main table.

At the top of the report pane is a pulldown selector menu that you use to choose the type of report you want.

The way to choose the animals to which the report pane applies to is by using the pulldown menu that appears to the right of the report selector. This can be set to 1 of 3 options:

  • Selected Record - the report is specific to a single animal, the one you most recently highlighted in the main record table e.g. by clicking a row.
  • Tagged Records Listed - the report is specific to a group of one or more animals, the currently 'tagged' animals (see below).
  • All Records Listed - the report is not specific to any of the animals listed, it will be 'run' for all animals listed.

Some reports are implicitly specific to a single record. E.g. the pedigree chart is specific to showing the pedigree for the selected animal, only. Other reports are only meaningful to multiple records, and for these you typically use tagging (see below) to select those records.

For further information on the various reports available please see:

Tagging Records

Record tagging is the way to select multiple records for a report.

To tag a single row in the main record table: select it (click it or use 'Find' to locate it), then press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+T (or choose Record|Tag Selected Record). When tagged the record is highlighted in the main table.

To tag a range of rows: select the starting row to be tagged and press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+M (or choose Record|Set Marker). Then, move to the end of the range to be tagged, select that record by clicking it, and press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+SHIFT+T (or choose Record|Tag From Selection To Marker).

When you use tagging to select the records for a report, make sure that you've set the report to be run for the Tagged Records Listed (you will find this option to the right of the report selector at the top of the report pane).

There are other options to control tagged records on the Record menu, e.g. for untagging.

There is also a Tag All Matches button below the main record table; this can be used to tag all records matching the 'Find' pattern.

There is a Tagged Only option above the main record table to limit it so it only shows tagged records (and possibly limited also to other record selection conditions you may have chosen, such as 'Males Only').

Tagged records are listed in the main table using a highlighted color. Different highlight colors can be set for males and females; by default these are a light blue and light pink. You can change these color, and various other highlighting effects, by selecting Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'PedScope' application menu) and clicking on the Highlighting tab.

Other Record Types

Along the top of the main window there is a series of tabs normally labelled Animals, Families, Litters and Stats.

You can use these to switch to display record types other than the animal records. These other record types are automatically generated from the input animal data by PedScope (you cannot import these directly):

  • Families - PedScope groups animals together into what it calls 'families', where a family is defined as all animals that share the same parents. You can browse the families to see values and statistics computed at the family level, and easily browse all offspring of the family.
  • Litters - PedScope further groups animals within individual families into 'litters', where a litter is defined as all animals that share the same parents and date of birth. The Litters tab is disabled if your input data does not contain data for the date/year of birth. Otherwise it operates similarly to the family records tab.
  • Stats - last but by no means least we have the statistics tab. This is one of the most powerful features of PedScope. If your data includes date/year of birth, then PedScope will compute statistics for all animals falling in each period. You can control whether the periods are year, decade, month etc., and you can limit the stats to just the tagged records only. The program will then report summary stats on those animals born within the given date periods. The report pane will then let you drill down to give details on stats for individual periods, and plot graphs e.g. to plot average inbreeding over time. For further information see Statistics.

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