+1 I'd agree that calling it excel is suitably wry - because it doesn't IMHO. Please name the new binary datatype something other than xls because many (of my) tools create outputs with that extension and it's a subclass of tabular here - the .xls extension fools excel into loading them automagically.
On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote: > On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Joe Cruz <jcr...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Hey Siemen, >> >> A workaround i'm currently using consists of creating an Xls >> subclass of the Binary datatype class: > > That's not a workaround ;) - that's the correct approach, > as per Greg's email. > > Not that I want to encourage people to use Excel files in > Bioinformatics, but perhaps this should be applied to the > main Galaxy repository - given at least two groups are using > Excel files in Galaxy? > > Peter > > P.S. Why do you call your class XIs, surely Excel would be > clearer? > ___________________________________________________________ > Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" > in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this > and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: > > http://lists.bx.psu.edu/ -- Ross Lazarus MBBS MPH; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Head, Medical Bioinformatics, BakerIDI; Tel: +61 385321444; ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/