The menu bar
The Experiment menu
This submenu has four different options (only 2 available at present) that ideally should be visited during the
In the case the user has not got a crystal to solve the structure (:D), the results of the step 4 should hint the user to
select another (or better) factors and repeat the procedure form step 2, optimizing the results.
- The preparation of the stock solutions.
- The design of a crystallization design, and the preparation of the solutions.
- The scoring of the crystallization outcomes
- The analysis of this scores
The Stock module
This module is devoted to the operations with the stock solutions from the stock.sol file. At present, only the main one
- the preparation of the solutions - is implemented. Edit capabilities of the stock.sol file are planned and will be
ready for the first public release.
When the program starts, it reads the stock.sol file where all the desired stocks solutions are specified. These
solutions an be show in a listbox panel on the left. The user can select any solution from that ones and then, click
the prepare menu. A small window will appear asking you for the amount (in mL) of stock solution you desire to
prepare,and then, if required by the program (when preparing one of the 'molar' solutions, a new window can pop up
asking for the molecular weight of the substance.
The result is a small window where the amount of substance and the amount of water needed is printed. The
program is chemically dumb, so it will not know about solubilities and relies on you to know if the desired
concentrations can be possible - in case they are not, a warning messaga will be printed in the window.
The Solution module
When the stock solutions of the laboratory (or just yours) are prepared, it is time to prepare the solutions for the
crystallization experiment. Three different scenarios are Mr. Stock useful for:
- The user knows where the crystals are grown and he wants to prepare just ONE solution.
- The user wants to perform a full factorial design.
- The user wants to perform an incomplete factorial design.
Selecting this module in the menubar, the stock solution listbox remains. From it, the user can select which
solutions he is going to use to prepare the solution, or in the factorial designs. Then, he selects the type of
experiment he is going to perform: just one solution, preparation, a full factorial design or an incomplete one.
A window appreas with several fielsd to be filled. The upper ones ar mainly informative ans you only need to f