This addon contains a workflow engine, which allows you to execute workflows on a set of plates or experiments.
A workflow is a set of actions that are performed in a fixed order (or 'flow'). Several examples of how workflows can be used:
- Perform cell classification using a threshold on cytoplasm marker intensity.
- Calculate 'polished' features by applying a median polish algorithm on a plate.
- Detect key features by performing principal component analysis on a large set of features.
- Perform a custom data or curve fitting method using R packages.
To install the Workflow addon, select Help > Install New Software. In the site list, select Phaedra Updates. Check the Workflow item in the addon list, and click Next.
Running a Workflow
This topic explains how to run workflows. If you wish to design a new workflow, please contact a Phaedra administrator.
To run a workflow on a plate or experiment, right-click on it and select Workflows > Open workflow.
In the dialog that appears, you can select one of the available workflows.
When you select a workflow and click Open, the workflow view will open.
To run the workflow, click on the green Run All button in the toolbar (or press Shift + F7).
While the workflow is running, the traffic lights of the workflow actions will change from red (queued)to green (completed). When all actions have been completed, a message will appear.
At that point, you can close the workflow view. If Phaedra asks you to save the workflow, select No.