Norman version 2
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IV. Display results

As soon as calculated, the results can be displayed in two ways: 1) all of them in a table, or, 2) individually, analysis by analysis.

1) As a table

The table of the results can be browsed using cursor keys to move one parameter/sample ahead/back. Pressing Home takes you to the first sample, PgUp one screen up, PgDn one screen down, End to the last sample. Pressing Ctrl simultaneously with Home jumps to the first parameter, End to the last one, PgUp one screen left, PgDn one screen right. Esc invokes the "Display table" menu with the following options:


a) Print table

Prints the whole table. For printing from NORMAN, a printer setup file QPRINTER.CFG is used, whose content is copied to the printer each time a printing command is issued (also in printing of individual analyses and selected analyses by the "Print all/selected" command). This file contains printer control codes, which can for instance change the printing mode to small italics as in the case of the sample setup file provided for EPSON LQ printers. For the appropriate printer control codes, refer to the documentation to your printer, or, if in doubts, delete the file completely.

b) Go to sample

Enables quick search of the data set (see section II.4.).

c) Display parameter

Quick search of the parameter to display. Only left substring can be specified, and the search is case insensitive (see section II.4.).


2. Individually

This part of NORMAN serves to display calculated parameters in a manner similar to the editor described in the section I. Apart from browsing, individual samples can be printed, the corresponding major-element analyses viewed, the data set searched, its subsets chosen and descriptive statistics shown.

Note that parameters whose names start with "@" or with absolute values <0.001 are not displayed by this command.


a) New selection

Chooses the new subset of the data based on the sample number, sample name, locality or rock type. The approach for searching strings is the same as with the "Go to" command, i.e. case-insensitive substrings can be specified. For the sample number searches, range of numbers can be given, such as "3-6". Use "3-" to select all the samples from the third to the end of the data set; "-3" selects samples from beginning to the third one; enter "3" to pick just the third sample. Only selected analyses can be displayed, searched by the "Back one", "Ahead one", and "Go to" commands, and only these will be examined by the "Statistics" option (see below). Previous selection is lost.

b) Add to selection

Adds the result of the current search to the already selected samples.

c) Select all

All the samples are selected.

d) Print current

Prints the current analysis and corresponding results.

e-f) Back one, Forward one

Moves one sample backwards/forwards.

g) Go to

Finds the first (selected) sample fulfilling the search argument (see section II.4.).

h) Choose

Serves to pick up quickly a desired sample from list of sample names. As with other menus, use cursor arrows, PgUp, PgDn, Home and End to move around. Note that the list of all samples is given, as the selection is reverted to all samples.

i) Display analysis

Toggles between display of the calculated parameters and the original analysis. Any key returns to the parameters display.

j) Statistics

Calculates summary statistics for the selected samples. Statistical parameters for the major-element analyses are given first: the minimum, the maximum, the mean, the standard deviation and the number of non-zero values (n). After pressing any key, a menu is invoked, with options making possible to view an analogous table for the calculated parameters, print the table or return to the previous menu.

N/A is displayed for the values that cannot be calculated.



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