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Scatter Plots Are Live on CDD!

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December 18, 2009

Just in time for the holiday, we are happy to announce the beta release of a much-requested feature addition to CDD Vault: Scatter Plots.

Before we delve into details, note that we’ve implemented this feature without requiring the installation of additional plug-ins and in a way that works for all supported browsers (and even some unsupported ones).

We want to stress that this is a beta release, meaning that while everything pretty much works, there are a few kinks to be worked out and the performance is not yet where we want.

Scatter plots are accessible from the search page once you have run a query.

Search Results Scatter Plot Link

Clicking on this link opens a new Plotting & Statistics window. You can open as many of these windows as you like with different results in each one, and each window can be expanded full screen.

Scatter Plots Window 1

For this initial release, we have implemented several useful options including axes selection, series configuration, and display configuration.

It’s possible to zoom in on any region of the plot by mouse selection and view details about any particular point by just hovering the mouse above the point.

At any time you can save the current plot as a PDF, which you can then drag and drop into PowerPoint or Microsoft Word for presentations and reports.

Scatter Plots Window 2

We are actively working on improving the speed of data loading, and with that the number of data points that can be displayed at once. We also plan to allow plotting readouts from one protocol/run against another (we just have to work out what to display when a given batch of a molecule has multiple readout values in a protocol). Down the road, we plan to add more plot types (histograms and box plots). Most of all, however, we want to hear your feedback and suggestions for what would be most valuable.

You can read the full release notes that include other minor fixes and enhancements we work on as an ongoing effort to streamline CDD by logging in.  If you do not have an account and want to see scatter plots for yourself, you can register for a free CDD Public account.

This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data. It provides core functionality including chemical registrationstructure activity relationshipchemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities.

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Know that CDD Support is here to help you reference CDD Vault in your talks, posters, or other presentations. Contact us if you want assistance with:

  1. Documenting algorithms used within CDD Vault;
  2. Creating screen shots;
  3. Proofreading slides; or
  4. Any other tasks.

Whatever you need, we're always ready to help!

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