New lab data browser for Eterna Medicine

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As one part of the transformation to Eterna Medicine, I am going to be working with the dev team to create a brand new official lab data browser.  Hopefully it will incorporate the best ideas of both the long time Flash-based browser and the newer, but less used, HTML browser, as well as player-created tools based on Google spreadsheets, fusion tables and R.

I think we have a very good chance of making a much improved browser because there is now so much more overlap, and hence better communication, between the players and the devs.  To further this, I would like to give all interested players a stake in the creation of the new browser, even before coding starts.

With that in mind, here are two Google documents that I am making public.
  1. Eterna Medicine Data Browser Notes - These are basically thoughts that I have gathered over the last month or so, since I started thinking about what the browser could be.  You'll see notes and conversations from Eli, whom I engaged early.  But now I would like to open up the process to all players.
  2. Eterna Medicine Data Browser (Layout) - This is a more concrete representation of how I envision the browser being laid out, as I think this is fundamental to its utility.  I just finished this set of slides yesterday and showed it to the dev team.  Their response was very favorable, and they had some good suggestions for making it even better.  Now its your turn.
Both these documents are works in progress, to be updated as we progress.  The immediate issue I have before me is a challenge from Rhiju -- how can we use the data browser to help bridge the gap between Eterna as game and Eterna as science?  But you're welcome to comment on whatever issues you think are important to discuss while we're still early in the design cycle.
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Omei Turnbull, Player Developer

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Multiple selection

Something else new in this browser that might not be obvious:  you can select multiple designs, and each selected design will appear in the right panel, in the same order:

                  

To select multiple designs, you can use either Ctrl/Command click (to add or remove a single design) or Shift Click (to select all the designs in a range.)
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Thx for the image. I like this. :)

First two design I clicked to compare in the Exclusion 2 lab after setting cluster count limits, just happened to be two of my designs, one with MS2 gate and the other without. The one without scored highest.

I'm looking very much forward to the sorting function, as this is where I think this new option of comparing different designs, are going to show its full strength.