Attach Labelings

Once you have successfully loaded your data set, it will be useful to attach additional information to the data set. The generic name for these annotations is 'Labelings'.

First, let's load the Gene row Labeling so we will be able to know which rows (vectors) represent which genes. Select 'File|Load Labeling' as shown below.

Figure: Load Data Set Dialog

The Load Labeling dialog box requires a little more information than the Load Data Set dialog box. Later when you are running an analysis, you will need to select one or more labelings to use, so you should choose a Labeling name which is meaningful. Also, you must tell the program whether you plan to load a row or column labeling (See section 2.3 for more information about CompClust labelings).

Figure: Load Labeling Dialog

Give your Gene Labeling a name like 'blah', press browse and select the file named 'CommonNames.rlab' and then choose the 'Row' radio button as shown below.

Figure: Load Labeling Dialog | Gene Names

Click 'Load' when you are ready. You should see a dialog box similar to the one below if your Labeling loads successfully.

Figure: Gene Name Load Labeling Complete

Later when we start analyzing our data, we will compare our clustering results (Coming up in section 3.4) to classifications made by Cho. We should attach the Labeling file 'ChoClassification.rlab' as shown below.

Figure: Loading Cho Classification Labeling

Brandon King 2005-05-16