Result Viewer is an application designed in the Bioinformatics Section
at MD Anderson, with the help of Biostatistics programmers, for
investigators to browse the data analysis results of their microarray
experiments. The application works much like a standard data base query
tool in a browser. Records in the analysis results may be extracted by
relatively ‘high’ level gene function or cytoband classification. Gene
specific searching is also available. This is a self-extracting
Click on the link Download the application and save the
ResultViewerSetup.ZIP file in the directory you choose.
Unzip ResultViewerSetup.ZIP file, and extract the files to a
Find the directory in which you extracted the file, double click on
the Setup.exe, and follow the instructions in the installation
Loading new records
In order to view the records for an analysis, a Database (DB) file for
the analysis must be saved to the directory in which you installed
Result Viewer. Result Viewer is programmed to only recognize DB\’s of a
specific type. You may view these DB\’s if you have Access 2000
installed, but you do not need it to run the application.
Finding Records with Results Viewer
Choosing a Data Base (DB) file
The first window prompts you to choose a DB. As projects expand you
may add more DB\’s to view by simply saving them to the folder in
which you installed Results Viewer. To change DB\’s, click New
The Header Display
The header lists important information to each project that should
correspond with the name of the DB.
You have the option of searching for specific sequence information
or to extract a list based on a gene class - function or chromosome.
Viewing All Records for a Gene Class
For a list, 1st select the radio button for a filtered, sorted list
search. Choose a class from the drop down box. You do not need to
choose a statistic or set criteria to sort on.
Specifying Criteria for Statistics
To add criteria for a statistic or several statistics, select a
statistic, an operator( >, >=, <, <=, =), and a cutoff. You may
also choose to sort the results in ascending or descending order of
one of the statistics but it is not required. You may also select
the absolute value of a statistic by checking the Absolute Value
box. If so, you should see abs(\‘statistic\‘) in the criteria text
Once you have made your selection choose View. The results are displayed.
You may export the table for easier viewing from this window
clicking Export. The table will be exported to an Excel Spreadsheet.
A new search is performed by clicking New Search.
Viewing Records for a Specific Sequence or Gene
Select the radio button for a Specific Sequence Search. Choose a
gene identifier from the drop down box. Input the correct ID,
avoiding spaces. Click View. All sequences with the ID for the
identifier selected appear.