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Re: Track keys and categories

Wes Barris
Lincoln Stein wrote:

> Hi Wes,
>
> The 1.62 bugfixes branch now supports a global "show track categories" option,
> which, if true, will format the track labels as "track description
> (category)"

Excellent, thanks!


>
> Lincoln
>
> On Tuesday 30 August 2005 07:51 pm, Wes Barris wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>The ability to organize tracks into various categories is very useful.
>>There is an enhancement request that I would like you to only consider.
>>It may not apply to other cases so I don't know if it should be
>>implemented. I just wanted you to consider it as a possibility.
>>
>>I have a database with a tracks from a number of species all aligned
>>against human chromosomes.  For example, I might have these categories
>>and tracks:
>>
>>category = Cow
>>key      = BACs
>>
>>category = Cow
>>key      = Markers
>>
>>category = Sheep
>>key      = BACs
>>
>>category = Sheep
>>key      = Markers
>>
>>The above keys are nicely displayed under their respective categories
>>in the "Tracks" section of the browser.  However, because only the "key"
>>is displayed in the "Details" section, one would not be able to tell the
>>difference between the two Marker or BAC tracks.
>>
>>Obviously I can provide keys such as "Cow Markers" and "Cow BACs" so that
>>the tracks are unambiguous in the "Details" section but then "Cow Markers"
>>in the "Cow" category is a little redundant.
>>
>>Would it make sense to append the category (if one exists) to the key
>>name when it is rendered in the "Details" section?  Perhaps something
>>like this:
>>
>>Markers (Cow)
>>Markers (Sheep)
>>etc.
>>
>>Or maybe like this:
>>
>>Cow: Markers
>>Sheep: Markers
>>etc.
>
>


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