Saving analysis information

There are several ways to save results in RAW, besides saving the processed files themselves. In this tutorial we go over how to create a summary PDF of your analysis, and how to save your analysis data to a spreadsheet (.csv file).

A video version of this tutorial is available:

Saving as a pdf

A video version of this tutorial is available:

The written version of this tutorial follows:

  1. Select the subtracted GI scattering profile in the Profiles panel and right click on it and select “Save report.”


  2. In the panel that opens, click the “Save Report” button and save the report as “gi_report.pdf” in the standards_data folder. This will save a PDF report with plots and analysis for the GI data.


  3. You can also save a report for multiple datasets at once. Select both the lysozyme and GI datasets by checking both of the checkboxes. Then click “Save Report” to save a report with both datasets as “lys_gi_report.pdf” in the standards_data folder.


  4. Open the two reports in a pdf viewer. You should see just the GI data in the first, whereas the second pdf should have plots and columns in the table for both the lysozyme and GI data.


  5. Once you’re done saving reports, click the “OK” button to close the window.

Saving as a spreadsheet (.csv)

The written version of the tutorial follows.

  1. Save your subtracted scattering profiles in the standards_data folder.

  2. Select both subtracted profiles, right click on one of them, and select ‘Save all analysis info.’ Give it an appropriate name and save it in the standards_data folder.

    • Note: This saves a .csv file with all of the analysis information for the selected scattering profiles.
    • Try: Open the .csv file in Microsoft Excel or Libre/Open Office Calc. You should see all of the analysis that you just did.
  3. Remove the subtracted scattering profiles from RAW by selecting both of them and clicking the “Remove” button.

  4. Load the saved subtracted scattering profiles back into RAW. Note that if you select one in the Profiles list, the information panel in the upper left corner of RAW populates with analysis information. The analysis information is saved with the scattering profile, so if you forget to save it in a .csv, you can load in the profiles later and do it then.

    • Note: To get new files to show up in the file tab, you may have to click the refresh button. Also, make sure to that your file type filter is either All files or DAT files.


    • Try: Open the saved subtracted scattering profile S_A_GI2_A9_19_001_0000.dat in a text editor such as Notepad (windows) or TextEdit (mac). You should see all of the data in three columns, followed by header information. If you scroll down far enough, the header information contains all of the analysis information, as well as the files that were averaged and subtracted to make the scattering profile.