Hi Barbara,
MeV version 4.0 comes with a couple of Agilent data files including a pattern file.
I didn't develop this loader and I'm not very familiar with the format but I think it's the file from
the scanner that describes the orientation of the slide.
There is a pattern file in the 'data\other_format' that you can open to verify the
nature of the required file.
*Others receiving this include the person who developed the Agilent loader and
may have additional information.
Hope this helps,
John Braisted

John Braisted
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
9712 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

From: Barbara Carter [mailto:bcarter@biotech.ufl.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:43 PM
To: mev
Cc: johnro@biotech.ufl.org
Subject: "Pattern file"

I have an Agilent microarray and want to run the MeV software.  I can load the text file easily enough (page 14 of the manual), but what is the "pattern" file that I need to load?  Is this the design file that I get from Agilent that contains the probe sequences, or is it the file from the scanner that contains the spot location (grids)?

Barbara J. Carter
Laboratory Scientist
EcoArray, Inc.
12085 Research Drive, Room 130
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 418-1400
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