user selection of Symbol and Anchor

Dave Matthews matthews at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU
Fri Mar 25 14:57:30 EST 1994


1. It would be nice if there were some way to allow the user to switch back
and forth between two sets of Symbols (object labels used on the Map and
Multimap displays).  E.g. between the gene names used by researchers in each
plant's own research community and the kingdom-wide names assigned by the
Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature.

More generally, it would be empowering to let the user pick _any_ tag of the
Locus (or other Map object) to use as source of the label.  Wouldn't that be
neat?  Who knows what new information people might be able to spot just by
looking at the values of all the tags arrayed against map position.

2. Also there should be some way for the user to select what tag to use as
the Anchor.  There's no way I'm going to be able to construct all the
interesting multimaps in advance and load them as Multimap data, so the users
are going to have to be able to make these by creating Tablemaker tables or
editing existing ones.

- Dave




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