Biognosys' software Spectronaut, SpectroDive and SpectroMine, allow you to export practically every piece of information gathered and generated during the analysis process. For such purpose, you should use the Report Perspective as shown in Figure 1 for Spectronaut. The respective Report Perspectives you will find in SpectroDive and SpectroMine software.
Figure 1. How to use the Report Perspective to export, modify and save report schemas
There are two main formats you can export your data into, which fit the formatting requirements of most, if not all, post-analysis pipelines. These formats are:
1. Normal (long format). On a Normal report you would find each of your samples in a row (Figure 2). A Normal report would usually have many more rows than a Pivot report. This format is the one allowing for the most comprehensive report of your data, i.e., you can select many more elements to be reported.
Figure 2. Normal report example. Samples appear in rows
2. Pivot (wide format). On a Pivot report, each sample is on a column (Figure 3). This report will probably have less rows than a Normal report.
Figure 3. Pivot report example. Samples are in columns
The most usual information is included in the
predefined schemas Biognosys offers on the Report Perspective.
We also include a report that fits the format required by the MSStats package.
If you need a piece of information not
included in one of the predefined reports, you can add it by activating the
corresponding check box. Browse through the levels and expand them to see
what's possible (Figure 1). You can also search for elements using the
search field at the bottom of the page; on this tree it is possible to manually
change the column header name (Figure 4). Whenever you check or uncheck an
element, the changes are applied on the preview, so you can make sure you are
getting what you need before exporting.
Figure 4. Find information you want reported easily using the search field. Modify a header name manually on the tree
Once you have finished designing your report, you can either export it directly or save it as a new schema for future datasets. To do any of these, go to the bottom left corner and click on Export Report directly or on Save As, give a name and click OK to save the new schema (Figure 1).