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Nov 10, 2016

Updates to JMP Life Sciences Help system

As a former student and high school teacher and a parent of school age children, I always appreciated the “lazy days” of summer. They are a welcome break from homework, getting up early, studying for tests, traveling to away games, helping with homework and all of the other “normal” things that go on during the school year.

At JMP Life Sciences, however, the last few months have been anything but lazy. We’ve been working overtime to put the final touches on the latest releases of both JMP Clinical and JMP Genomics. Both JMP Clinical 4.1 and JMP Genomics 6.1 are out the door now, and we have chance to catch our breath and talk about all that we have accomplished. Our development staff is busy blogging about all of the new features, and I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about the updates to the JMP Life Sciences Help system.

These updates include:

  • All Help files have been updated to reflect additions and changes. More than 25 new processes have been added.
  • Documentation for all output dashboards has been expanded to include comprehensive explanations of all plots, charts and tables.
  • Summaries of process purposes at category and subcategory level are now available from the Starter windows. Summaries include both links to individual process descriptions and process comparisons to help you select the appropriate analysis.
  • An updated and expanded Trouble Shooting section.
  • Expanded and updated Appendices, including information an expanded glossary and sections providing additional details for performing analyses in client-server mode.
  • The Help System can now be accessed in two ways right from the process dialogs and dashboards. First, if you are connected to the Internet, you can access the online version of the Help system. This version is updated regularly with new and expanded content, so you will always have access to the latest information. Alternatively, if you are working on a computer that is not connected to the internet, you can access a local version of the Help system that is installed with your software.
  • The last item, having access to a local version of the Help system, will be especially useful for users doing analyses on secured networks. Selecting which version you want to use is easy and I will provide instructions in a future blog post.

    You can check out the new Help system here.