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Unformatted text preview: 9-1Experiment 9DATASTUDIO SOFTWARE TUTORIALI. Learning Objectives !To introduce the basic concepts of data manipulation within the DataStudio software environment.!To complete a step-by-step tutorial highlighting the major features of DataStudio. II. Background Information General InformationA. Software installation Prior to the first laboratory period, the software must be downloaded from the blackboard. Instructions on how to install the required software will be provided during the first lecture period. B. Power Management Power cords/AC adaptors must always be used with the laptops in the lab. Batteries should never be depended upon while collecting data. Often the battery life is less than three hours, which is not sufficient for the length of the laboratory. Many of the ThinkPad systems are configured to go into a SLEEP mode to conserve power. If the computer defaults into a SLEEP mode during data collection, all of the data is lost. The SLEEP mode must be disabled prior to or at the beginning of the lab period. The TA should be consulted for assistance if needed. C. Saving files Each student should routinely save all files on BOTH their hard drive AND on a flash drive or CD. This is good rule of thumb for all work on computers in the general chemistry lab. Filenames must always be less than 10 characters and devoid of spaces and punctuation. 9-2D. System memory DataStudio is a data acquisition and analysis software. To avoid potential memory shortage, all other active programs must be closed prior to collecting or manipulating data in DataStudio. When completing the data analysis, each table and/or graph created is essentially a graphical display that utilizes a lot of memory. It is best to create the tables and/or graphs needed and to export the images to word processing software (Microsoft Word) as necessary. The number of graphical displays open simultaneously must be limited to eight. It is also wise to minimize the number of graphs and/or tables by creating displays to include duplicate runs in one display. III. Stepwise Procedure A. DATASTUDIO INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL1. After loading the required software on your laptop, you will have a new folder entitled "Software Tutorial" on your desktop. Double click on the folder. 2. To start the interactive tutorial double click on the icon labeled Tutorial Authorware Runtime (PC) or Tutorial.apm (Mac) to begin the interactive tutorial. 3. The program starts by determining if your laptop meets the key system requirements needed to run the tutorial. If your computer does not pass the system check, contact Lisa Volaric (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance. 4. Once your computer has passed the system check, a new window will appear which includes a movie of a woman discussing data logging in the classroom. At the bottom of this window click on the "Science Workshop" icon to start the tutorial....
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- Spring '07