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User data management

User data management provides simple tools which can be used by users (non-computer biologists) easily to  data filtering, sorting, creating logical groups/sets of data and cross-comparison of the groups using SET operation (taking differences, intersection and union between the lists loaded into groups).

For example: In figure 1 the data uploaded had 2 observations of types pvlaue and fold change. While grouping these two observation columns were splitted into different groups. One can also extract only the identifier column into seperate group or mix and match different columns from different files into one group. Apart from column operations system also allows user to select records from one group then create a new group for the selected set or transfer(copy, move) them to another existing group or delete the records.

Allowed operations:

Column operations ( e.g observations )
    Add/create  new groups with observation included
    Delete group(s)    
    Assign observation(s) to group(s)
    Delete assigned observation(s) from the group(s)

Row operations (e.g. molecules)
    Select (use filter option while selecting) records
    Move the selected records to new group or existing group
    Copy the selected records to new group or existing group
    Delete the selected records
    Delete groups
    Copy the entire groups

These simple data management features can be exploited in several ways for example:1) different organisms can be loaded into different Groups and used in comparative pathway analysis study (See comparative pathway analysis flowchart). 2) data from different experiments can be loaded into different groups and using SET operations can get the intersection, union, differences in records(genes) between the groups. 

Figure 1: Make logical grouping (column operations) of your data columns (observations) 

Figure 2: New group 2 was created and 5 records were copied from group 1 into group 2.

Figure 3: Selecting and deleting records from the group