Spectronaut™ allows you to export practically every piece of information gathered and generated during the analysis process. For such purpose, you should use the Report Perspective (figure 1).


Figure 1. How to use the Report Perspective to export, modified and save report schemas



Normal and Pivot reports

There are two main formats you can export your data into, which fit the formatting requirements of most, if not all, post-analysis pipelines. These formats are:

1. Normal (long format). On a Normal report, you would find each of your samples in a row (figure 2). A Normal report would usually have many more rows than a Pivot report. This format is the one allowing for the most comprehensive report of your data, i.e., you can select many more elements to be reported.


Figure 2. Normal report example. Samples appear in rows


2. Pivot (wide format). On a Pivot report, each sample is on a column (figure 3). This report will probably have fewer rows than a Normal report.


Figure 3. Pivot report example. Samples are in columns


A preview of the report you are selecting or building is shown in the main space of the page, so you know what you will get before exporting (figure 1).

The most usual information is included in the predefined schemas Biognosys offers on the Report Perspective. We also include a report that fits the format required by the MSStats package.


Add columns to your report

If you need a piece of information not included in one of the predefined reports, you can add it by activating the corresponding checkbox. Browse through the levels and expand them to see what's possible (figure 1). You can also search for elements using the search field at the bottom of the page; on this tree, it is possible to manually change the column header name (figure 4). Whenever you check or uncheck an element, the changes are applied on the preview, so you can make sure you are getting what you need before exporting.


Figure 4. Find the information you want reported easily using the search field. Modify a header name manually on the tree


Exporting a report and saving the new layout

Once you have finished designing your report, you can either export it directly or save it as a new schema for future data-sets. To do any of these, go to the bottom left corner and click on Export Report directly or on Save As, give a name and click OK to save the new schema (figure 1).


If you have doubts about what each header means, please refer to the Spectronaut manual here or contact us here.



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Created by SEZ. Last update 2018-03-14 by SEZ