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  • in reply to: Optimal computer requirements to work with Iolite #3864

    Hello!!
    I have a 5 years old PC computer and sometime ago I had to stop using with Iolite because it needs very long time to run the DRS and in each change of standard’s integration. That was completely frustrating.
    Now I am asking for a new PC system and I want to work with Iolite 3, usually with Vizualage or Trace_Elements_IS, and long data set (ca. 8 hour).
    Have you any recommendation about an appropriate system to work fine with Iolite? Are any minimal requirements? Would be better a Mac system?
    Any advice or recommendation will be welcomed.
    Thanks in advance!!
    Sonia

    in reply to: Optimal computer requirements to work with Iolite #3865

    Dr Bence Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Sonia,

    That’s a good question. On some older computers iolite can spend quite a bit of time calculating the splines. We have made some important changes to iolite to 1/speed up some of the calculations, and (more importantly) 2/ avoid some possible crashes that may occur in iolite v2.5. Usually this is only a problem when you have a large number of standard measurements or baseline selections. If the spline type is set to automatic, iolite tries out a variety of differently smoothed splines to find the optimal one. If iolite appears to hang when you automatically add a large number of selections, some times it can help to set the spline type to something simple (such as Spline_MedSmooth_5, or even LinearInterpolate) before you add the selections. Similarly, setting the spline type to something simple (basically anything other than “automatic”) can help before running the DRS as iolite will recalculate the splines during the DRS so that your data are fully up to date.

    Of course having a new computer should help a lot with any of the calculations in iolite. In particular, if you’re doing imaging, a newer computer with a decent amount of RAM would be good. But you don’t need to go too expensive. Most of the computers released these days have 4 or more GB or RAM, which should be sufficient for most applications (except perhaps large images). Regarding Mac vs PC: we are working really hard to ensure that iolite 3 runs just as well on PC as Mac, and we do actually develop on PC these days. But you can be sure that it works on Mac because so many of our users are on Mac, we usually hear of any problems a lot quicker. Either way, the performance on PC vs Mac is almost identical (Igor Pro runs natively on both) so the speed is really down to the actual compute rather that whether is a Mac or PC.

    Having a solid state drive can also help, but may limit your storage space. But you can always get external hard drives for cheap these days. I would recommend speaking with your local IT help to determine what works best for your environment (given the above caveats).

    I hope that helps!

    Bence

    in reply to: Optimal computer requirements to work with Iolite #3866

    Thank you very much for the quick response.
    I hope to get a fast enough computer!

    Best regards!

    in reply to: Iolite 3.1 uptate and laser log #3895

    Luigi Solari
    Participant

    I just noticed that the sync of an experiment using the laser log, is not as smooth as before after updating to Iolite 3.1: it’s now impossible manually drag and overlap the laser log on top of the signal. I found that the workout of opening in Text the mass spec file (Neptune + Geostar in this case), and manually adjust the time to match the laser log one, works. However something happened because this was working before.

    Cheers

    Luigi

    Dr. Luigi Solari
    UNAM, Centro de Geociencias
    Campus Juriquilla
    Querétaro, QRO
    Mexico
    T. +52 442 2381104 ext 119 (office) 185 (lab)

    in reply to: Iolite 3.1 uptate and VizualAge #3896

    Luigi Solari
    Participant

    After installing Iolite 3.1 update, I noticed that an error messages pops up which won’t allow Iolite to properly run if VisualAge is installed. To gain access to Iolite, you have to manually remove, from the IgorPro folder, the VisualAge files.

    Joe Petrus just posted an update version in his web page, which must be reinstalled, and that resolves the issue.
    Thanks Joe!

    Luigi

    Dr. Luigi Solari
    UNAM, Centro de Geociencias
    Campus Juriquilla
    Querétaro, QRO
    Mexico
    T. +52 442 2381104 ext 119 (office) 185 (lab)

    in reply to: Iolite 3.1 uptate and laser log #3910

    Dr Bence Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    The issue with the laser log file has been found and fixed. The fix will be included in iolite v3.11 (due out soon). It should only affect users in situations where initially there is no overlap at all between the laser log file and the mass spec data. If you are in this situation and can’t wait for iolite v3.11 to be released, please feel free to contact us at support@iolite-software.com.

    Best regards,
    Bence

    in reply to: Graphic flickering/Automatic integrations… #3915

    bwade
    Participant

    Hi all
    I have two totally separate unrelated questions, but thought I would bundle them. Firstly I am experiencing a strange graphic flickering whenever I move my mouse cursor over any of the active buttons such as “Channels”, “Sample Info” etc, or at random times when I move my cursor around the graphing display area. Its not a big hassle, but is a bit hard on the eyes sometimes.

    My second question is, where has the Automatic integrations function gone…? I am sure its there and I am blind. I cant remember if that is exactly what it was called, but its the window where you can bulk select signals and add them to a integration by cropping time?

    Cheers

    in reply to: Graphic flickering/Automatic integrations… #3916

    Dr Bence Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    The flickering on PC (I’m assuming that you’re on PC) is due to Igor constantly redrawing all the controls on PC. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about it as the functionality behind the flickering is actually really useful. Sorry about that.

    Regarding the “Automatic Selections” (as they’re now known), they can be accessed via the iolite menu, or by the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+2.

    Thanks for posting! 👍🏼

    Regards,
    Bence

    in reply to: Graphic flickering/Automatic integrations… #3917

    bwade
    Participant

    Hi Bence
    Great, no probs with the flickering, I will deal with it.
    I knew it would be simple…thanks for that!

    Cheers

    in reply to: ECDF colour scaling #3918

    bwade
    Participant

    Hi
    Just wondering where the option for ECDF colour scaling is in the imaging tab? Looking at your email on v3.1 with the CellSpace image I can see the option there, but is it available under the normal Image Maps windows or via creating images in the Data Browser?

    Cheers

    in reply to: ECDF colour scaling #3919

    Dr Bence Paul
    Keymaster

    ECDF colour scaling is only available for CellSpace images in v3.1. We are already working on making it available in Image by Selections, and it should be included in v3.11.

    Because it is a custom function (adapted by Joe Petrus) it is not available by default in other parts of Igor.

    Thanks for posting on the forum!
    Bence

    in reply to: ECDF colour scaling #3932

    bwade
    Participant

    Ok thanks Bence. Will look forward to v3.11
    I realise it wouldn’t be a trivial thing, but is there any scope or plans for including it as an option for colouring maps in the “Modify Image Appearance” box when you creat them via the Data Browser? Or is this hardcoded into Igor Pro?
    These days I usually make all my maps via the Data Browser as I don’t have to mirror them and they are smoothed.

    Cheers

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  bwade.
    in reply to: Troubles exporting results, Iolite 3.1 #3957

    Luigi Solari
    Participant

    Guys,

    I’m having a problem that you might help to sort out.
    I’ve updated Iolite to 3.1 and installed the also updated VizualAge. While everything seemed to work pretty much correctly, yesterday I tried to export some data I just acquired and reduced.
    Let’s say I imported and reduced my data, after selecting baselines and signals as always. I’m using X_U_Pb_Geochron4, however the same occurs if I try to use Vizualage.
    I can visualise the results, as always. Then, I want to proceed exporting the results. Normally, I was exporting my results from the Iolite drop-down menu. This because I already had some Excel macros extracting the columns and reorganising the way I’d like. Now this is not possible anymore: yes, Iolite gives a file. However, only few columns appear, some ratios, some errors, but completely incomplete. If, instead, I use the Data Table option, and generate the table, I can then export it, however, this has the same problem as Iolite 3.0, i.e. it does not include the error correlations.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Luigi

    in reply to: Troubles exporting results, Iolite 3.1 #4012

    Dr Bence Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Luigi,

    That’s not good. We’re looking into it and I’ll post here as soon as we find something.

    Thanks for posting,
    Bence

    in reply to: Troubles exporting results, Iolite 3.1 #4028

    Luigi Solari
    Participant

    OK,

    please let me know if you need some example files to dig into.

    Luigi

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