If samples are many and they do not match good enough, the process of successive additions will stop after
a while telling that the next best candidate has not those good correlation values asked for.
How to find best matching samples?
After an "Add best members..." operation, there may still be some samples left which could be added after
a visual inspection.
To find out how all samples left matches your new target collection:
1. For the target collection, click "Create mean value sample"
2. See that the resulting sample is selected as the Reference!
3. See that the Settings/Options for normalization and matching/Least overlap... value is set to 50
3. In your "many-samples" (unsynchronized) collection click "Test towards reference"
This will give you a list where all still not added samples (those still checked) are listed with
their best and next best matching points towards the reference. If you find any sample which you really believe could
be set at its right position, then double-click it and do a visual inspection. If it really fits, consider
adding it to the target collection.
How to restart the addition process?
Sometimes it happens that you can build a second - in time parallel - reference curve (separate collection) from a site.
This could be because some samples are taken from one place and others from another place.
In such a case you may restart the addition process to create a second collection.
Building the first collection:
1. Start from an "unsorted many-samples" (unsynchronized) collection containing those samples you want to find the right offsets for.
Get a new empty target collection and start the addition process as described above.
When there are no more good looking samples to add, save your new collection, name it e.g. BEST1.fil.
Close all windows.
Restarting - Building the second collection:
Now, we want to build another collection based on samples not in your BEST1.fil-collection.
2. See that BEST1.fil is your target collection.
3. Click the button Check all in that "unsorted many-samples" collection.
4. Select the command Collections/Uncheck members already in target collection.
5. Create a new target collection!
6. Click on that "unsorted many-samples" collection.
7. Click Show cross correlations.
8. Inspect the list at the end of the correlation table and select one sample which is quite long and has high
correlation values in relation to other samples. You might also find out this from the "chocolate matrix".
9. Find this sample in the list with samples above the report frame and
double-click on it to open a sample-window with a diagram for it.
10. Add this sample to your target collection at offset 0! Close the sample window!
11. In your "unsorted many-samples" collection, click on "Check all" to make all members of that
collection available in the adding process towards the new target collection.
That way the new collection may grow to cover parts of the BEST1 collection.
12. Click on "Add best members to target collection" and the addition process starts up.
How to select those members not within two already created collections, BEST1 and BEST2?
How to add two collections?
1. Click "Check all" in that "many-samples" collection.
2. Open the BEST1 collection and select it as the target collection.
3. Click in that "many-samples" collection to make it the top window.
4. Select the command "Collections/Uncheck members already in target collection"
5. Open the BEST2 collection and select it as the target collection.
6. Click in that "many-samples" collection to make it the top window.
7. Select the command "Collections/Uncheck members already in target collection"
Now the members checked in your "many-samples" collection are only those not within the BEST1 or BEST2 collections.
You may save this limited collection as e.g. NOTBEST1BEST2.fil - only checked members will be written!
When you have two collections BEST1 and BEST2 and want to add them together:
1. Click on "Create mean value sample" in both collections.
2. Select the BEST1 mean value window as the Reference sample.
3. Do a whole sample correlation analysis in BEST2. If the collections do not fit together, stop here!
4. See that the BEST1 collection is your target collection.
5. From BEST2, select the command Collections/Copy collection members to target collection. Accept the
proposed offset based on your previous correlation analysis.
6. The members of BEST2 will be copied into BEST1. Save BEST1 as BEST12.fil. Members
of BEST2 which are already members of BEST1 will not be copied.