On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Hans-Rudolf Hotz <hrh(a)fmi.ch> wrote:
On 10/18/2010 01:02 PM, Peter wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've noticed in the right hand column for tabular data Galaxy shows
> the first few lines with a nice column based layout. Looking at the
> source, you actually define an HTML table for this.
> 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. As long as the data in each column is
> about the same length, this works OK. However, if you have variable
> length fields then the columns do not line up.
> 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.
> (I did try and search the mailing list archives but didn't find any
> discussion of this)
Actually, I prefer the raw text.
If I upload a tab-del. file or if my tool creates a tab-del (or even a csv)
file, I wanna see the file as it is and not some fancy excel like display.
For those cases, where we need a nice looking display, I create an html file
as the final result page.
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).