Ticket #72 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

view timeline / table

Reported by: leny.vanwijk@… Owned by: business@…
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Some comments on view timeline:

  • All information about events is now directly visible in the timeline; I think this gives not a very clear overview, I would suggest that clicking on / moving over a certain event make the extra information visible.

  • If the control box is marked the report in the timeline is control = true. Maybe just the word "control" is enough, control = true is a bit strange / computer language.
  • time periods (like fasting periods) are given in seconds..
  • if you don't fill in extra event fields, there are still brackets in the timeline behind the event. If you for example give only the timepoint of euthanasia then in the timline "euthanasia ()" is shown.
  • in timline and table no units are shown
  • on the timeline time should be relative or at least have the possibility to be relative. A study design in realtive time is not necessarily implemented in exact the same way in real time. For example, if you have different groups of subjects and the first group got some diet for 1 week, the second for 2 weeks and so on, in the design they can all start at the same time and some stop after a week and some after 2 weeks. But in reality maybe the group that got the diet for 1 week started in april and the group that got the diet for 2 weeks started in march.

If you couple the start date from the study to the relative time design and converse the relative design to real data, you are actually saying things happened at some particular day that did not happen at that day.

  • events that happen at an instant time / have no duration are not well visualised in the timeline: only text is visible and where the text starts the event starts. Previously events were visualised by a dot, it would be nice to have that again. Sampling events are still visualised by a dot.
  • in the events table no time is visualized. So an event that happens at different times to the same group is just listed different times, without any distinction between them. The distinctive element between these events is time, so why not show the corresponding time also?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by work@…

related to #155

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by robert@…

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  • Owner set to robert@…

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by business@…

Going over these comments:

  • Indeed showing only the name of the event and then show things in the popup (as it is now, but with newlines or even with a neat table summarizing all properties) would make it look much more clear
  • Control = true is something that would be hard to solve in a generic manner, so leaving that in)
  • This comment goes back to the PPSH study, indeed the rendering of relative times should be changed here as well to the human readable string
  • Not filled field are already not displayed anymore
  • Good point, if the unit of the templatefield is available it should be put in the table too
  • It would definitely make sense to change the timeline view to relative timing instead of absolute time.
  • I don't know if it would be possible to display a dot for events that have starttime = endttime?
  • The last point I don't get since the whole timeline is time-based.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by robert@…

  • Owner changed from robert@… to business@…

Solved the issues in this ticket in r1203. Please test again.

One point about the relative times: the timeline now shows relative times (i.e. 0d, 1d, etc.). The issue that was mentioned before about one group starting in march and the other group in april is not solved. This issue should be solved by the person entering the study design. The timeline shows the study design as entered, so if the first group has an event starting at 1 week from the study start date, and the second group starts at 3 weeks from the study start date, it is shown on the timeline as well.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by business@…

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

The timeline view looks much better and tidier now! This is great!

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