On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Peter <[hidden email]
i=0&by-user=t> > wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Hans-Rudolf Hotz <[hidden email]
by-user=t> > wrote:
>> On 10/18/2010 01:02 PM, Peter wrote:

>>> However, on the main central column, when viewing a tabular dataset
>>> (by clicking on the eye icon from an entry in the right hand column),
>>> the data is shown as raw text.
>>> It would be nice if the main display showed the data respecting the
>>> columns. Has this been considered? My guess is that doing this was
>>> rejected due to the computational load to reformat it, and the network
>>> load to send the marked up data.
>> Actually, I prefer the raw text.
> OK, but is that a typical view from the average Galaxy end user? Many
> biologists I know *like* their Excel spreadsheets, and would probably
> be more comfortable to see their columns of data lined up (rather than
> the mess you can get with raw tab separated text).

FWIW, I would prefer to see tabular display, particularly when working with
(over the shoulder of...) biologists - it makes it much easier to follow the
data and is, as Peter says, more in line with what they expect.

There are occasions (cut-and-paste, mostly) where raw text is better, for
me.  Is there perhaps a possible compromise where the user can select
between raw text and tabular display?


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