As its name suggests the Analyser is where all data analysis takes place. The Analyser shows what types of analysis can be done on a specific piece of data, displays the results of analysis and integrates gnuplot so you can plot the results. You can also save analysis data to the database, export it to a file, or even drag and drop it directly into Numbers on a Mac.
The screenshot shows the Analyser along with labels identifying the main interface elements. The ‘Table List’ lists the tables in the data set selected in the ‘Opened Data Sets List’. The selected table is what appears in the ‘Data Table’.
To apply an analysis plugin:
- Select the data you want to analyse (for example a system) in the database browser.
- Click ‘Object->Analyse’ from the menu. This will load the data into the Analyser
- The data will appear in the Analysers loaded objects table – select it.
- The plugins that can operate on the data will appear in the ‘Plugin’ drop down list.
Select the one you want to use. In the screenshot the ‘SystemAnalysis’ plugin is selected.
- Click the ‘Apply’ button in the toolbar. A progress indicator appears showing you the progress of the analysis.
- Once the plugin is finished it will return the results. Any data sets returned are shown in the data table.
Other information returned will appear in the Analysis log.