DataLab is a compact statistics package aimed at exploratory data analysis. Please visit the DataLab Web site for more information....



Default Parameters

Command: Setup -> General...

The following default parameters may be set:

No. of Significant Export Digits This parameter determines the number of significant digits used when exporting to text-based data files (ASC Format, CSV files and MATLAB Scripts). The valid range is 2 to 20.
Table Display Precision Default value of precision used for displaying the data in the table editor. The valid range is -1 to 8. A value of -1 will result in exponential notation (two digits in exponent). Hint: internally DataLab always uses maximum precision (15 significant digits), no matter how the display precision is set.
Indefinite Value The Indefinite Value specifies a number which is used whenever an indefinite value is to be indicated. The valid range is +/-1.710308.
CSV Separator The CSV Separator specifies the separating character used for CSV (comma-separated values) files - comma, semicolon, colon and tabulator are supported.
Auto Advance after Enter The table editor can be set to automatically advance either vertically, or horizintally, or not at all after the "enter" key has been pressed. This feature is especially useful when entering data manually, either row-wise or column-wise.
Editor Font Here you can select the font used in the numeric table editor by selecting a suitable font from the drop down box. At the right of the font selection box you can select from different font sizes. Please note that the font size has only an effect if the selected font supports different character sizes.
Default Window Width Defines the default width of new windows, and is used for the commands window/tile and Window/Cascade. The valid range is 0 to 1200 pixels. The width and the height of the plot window which had the focus at last may be transferred by clicking the "Use dimensions of active data window" button.
Default Window Height Defines the default height of new windows, and is used for the commands window/tile and Window/Cascade. The valid range is 0 to 1000 pixels. The width and the height of the plot window which had the focus at last may be transferred by clicking the "Use dimensions of active data window" button.
Automatic start of guided tour If this checkbox is ticked off DataLab will display the Guided Tour whenever it is started.
Use full precision when copying to clipboard DataLab allows to set the precision of the data when copied into the Windows clipboard. The selected data is copied using exponential notation with 14 significant digits if this checkbox is ticked off. Otherwise the data is copied using the current precision of the corresponding columns in the data editor.
Display external control error messages This switch controls whether any erroneuous control commands sent from external applications to DataLab should be displayed. See control by external programs.
Adjust size of editor to main form when opening If ticked off the size of the numerical editor will be adjusted to the size of the main form so that the matrix viewer and the editor cover the entire main form. If this option is not selected the size of the editor window will be stored as the default size upon closing DataLab. This default size will be used whenever the numerical editor is brought into display.
Use classic keyboard short cuts in text editors This option allows to use classic keyboard shortcuts so the usage of the mouse is minimized during writing scripts, comments or other texts.


Last Update: 2013-Apr-02