Q: I was able to convert my data using Cvt2Mae but when I run it with MAExplorer, MAExplorer generates a dry rot error message.
A: This could be a number of things. Most likely it is a parameter that was not set correctly in Cvt2Mae. Double check your parameters. Cvt2Mae does some error checking on parameters and will display the warnings in the status window. Also make sure you data reflects what your parameters are. Sometimes data files can be corrupted ie missing tabs or lines. If you still can not find the problem, email us the dry rot message we will try to help.
Q: I have been using my custom layout to convert data without any problems, but it stopped working.
A: If you had made changes to the original data files such as field names, row and columns, you must also change the corresponding parameters in the Array Layout.
Q: I have a Web database that contains genomic IDs that are not in the normal list and I would like to link my data. Is there a way to set this up in Cvt2Mae?
A: Basically you will have to edit the data files. We recommend using Excel.
Q: Can Cvt2Mae read MAGE-ML XML files?
A: We plan to add the MAGE-ML XML portable array data standard to Cvt2Mae as one of the Array Layouts so it should be able to handle a wider variety of data.
Q: I have a custom chip. How do I convert the data?
A: See the <User-defined> tutorial. This is a screen by screen example on how to convert user defined data.
Q: I would like to merge data from several different projects or adding data from different projects.
A: You can reconvert your data all over again or you can do this by carefully editing the files as described in appendix C of the MAExplorer manual. We recommend merging the data and files from the project directories into a new project directory. You could also merge one set of data into the other, it is better to use the first way. The steps are summarized below.
Start.mae file 1 contains:
The Y, X, E lists are hybridized samples for initial HP-X,Y,E 'set'. They corresponding to image1, image2, etc. Leave them empty if not defined and they may be defined later using the Choose HP-X(Y,E) submenu within File menu in MAExplorer.
New Merged file