Ebrow's preferencesThe Preferences tab summarizes all the customizations that Ebrow allows on generated tables and graphs, on reports and on classification filters. These setting will be saved in ebrow.ini. Some requires to exit the program and restart it to be applied.
The preferences tab
- Plotting Colors: this box allows to change the colors of the various parts of which a graph is made up. Just click on each color to open a color picker window and change it.
- Plotting styles In this box you can modify other parameters of the graphs in addition to the colors, i.e. the font, the thickness of the notches, the style of the drawn lines.
- Under Report Settings there are two controls: the first is the selection of the
Data Separator in the CSV files produced when exporting tabular data.
The second one is the location of the RMOBclient utility, called to transfer files to the RMOB FTP server.
- The options box contains three checkboxes for the following functions:
Show Cursor on Graphs: When viewing a graph, moving the mouse cursor over the graph, a balloon appears which displays its XY position and the trace value at the point closest to the mouse cursor. If this feature bothers, it can be disabled it by unchecking this box.
Disable tooltips: when checked, it disables the help balloons appearing while hovering a control with the mouse.
Classifications Self Saving: when checked, the classifications made just after opening a database will be saved on the database itself while quitting the program. If unchecked, the classifications will be lost and the next time the database will be opened, the classifications will be repeated all over again.
See also here.
- Site Infos: in this box can be entered information about the station location and its hardware setup. There are the same information required in Echoes 0.50 plus some new fields required for RMOB purposes.
- Events filtering: here the single filters can be excluded from classification, or can be tuned.
Tuning a filter is a loop of reset-change-save-and-reload operations: press Reset Classifications, change ONE parameter per time, save the DB including classifications (that have been reset), then reload the same DB to repeat the classification process, see the results and continue the loop until the result is satisfying.
- Date internals for sporadic background calculations: The sporadic background (briefly SB) is a series of 144 elements containing the
average counts of the events detected in each defined interval, with 10 minutes resolution. The calculation is performed on specified day intervals
and by applying the underdense and overdense filters separately.
These values can be optionally subtracted from statistical counts in order to obtain the real counts increment due to meteor showers.
The date intervals can be added and removed freely and should match periods of the year not interested by significative meteor showers. The SB calculation button performs the averaging of the counts included in intervals and present in the database. Please note that the Add, Delete and Calculate... buttons are enabled only after loading a database.
For instance, looking at the image above, if the loaded database has been started in September and today is the January the 4th, the average will be calculated on the days starting from September 06 to October 13. Please note that the year is not significative; if the database is enough big to contain more than one year of data, the calculation is performed considering the last 366 days only.