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OpenScope User Guide

OpenScope is a user-customizable display and analysis application. OpenScope can display stored data dynamically during the course of an experiment or the entire experiment can be replayed later as if the data were just being acquired.

Before You Begin


OpenScope is included with Synapse and TTankMin.

About OpenScope

OpenScope is a flexible display application for visualization of data stored in the DataTank format. A wide variety of plot types and settings provide you the ability to view the desired data in the most useful way.

OpenScope provides eight customizable plot types including: pile, scroll, raster, XY, feature, chart, histogram, and activity. A single OpenScope file can include a variety of multi-view and single channel plot types to display different types of data. For even greater flexibility, several OpenScope windows, each viewing data from a different data tank, can be opened simultaneously.

As part of Synapse, OpenScope can be used on any computer with local or network access to the data tank. This provides users the ability to share information across a network.

Getting started with OpenScope begins with selecting data. If you launch OpenScope from Synapse, this is done automatically based on what is selected at the time. If you launch OpenScope directly, you will need to browse to locate the data tank. Once the data tank has been identified plots can quickly be added and customized to meet a variety of research needs.

About Adding Plots

The Auto-Generated Flow Plot An auto-generated Flow Plot can be added by dragging a Block from the Block list to the grid. The Flow Plot will contain a plot for each data event (or Store) found in the block.

Individual Plots Individual plots can be added to the grid area by dragging a data event to the grid or by using the Add Plot command on the Edit menu. Either option provides several plot types to choose from. See the Plot Types for step-by-step instructions for adding specific plot types.