Point labels and sample comments

Last update 2 March 2014.
When you have recorded a new group of data you may register a "label" or "key word" for that group, e.g. the number of a beewing to be measured or a questionable tree ring border. To enter a label, first see that your data point is selected. Then click in the Point label text box and write your text. (From version 7.8 the background of the text box will then turn light red to signal this "label input mode". Finally click the Enter key.

If you have several points within a group of data (group data mode), there is only one label saved for the whole group, though you may enter it for any one of the points.

The labels will be written at the end of the lines in your data file, like
6,49 1,19  9,93 1,63  7,84 1,52  8,00 2,19  8,41 2,41  8,60 2,36  7,80 3,06 #No 1:
17,74 2,09  21,21 2,44  19,11 2,43  19,17 3,04  19,75 3,30  19,92 3,25  19,13 3,95 #No 2:

If you want to change a label, just select a point within the group, change the text in the Point label text box and press Enter on your keyboard.

Attaching a label to a point is a very useful way to mark suspected and even disabled points.
A point with a label will look like this in a CooRecorder dendro .pos-file:

14.52,77.00
14.60,80.18
14.60,80.94 #false ring?
14.71,82.63

It will even get plotted in CDendro diagrams!

Long labels: If you double click in the Point-label field, the field will get wider so that you can enter a longer label text if necessary. Double-click again in the field to make it normal.

Saving special properties with the point labels
You might use point-labels to register special properties of a yearly ring. If you do this for a group of .pos files you can then use CDendro to create a synchronized collection of these .pos-files (save as .fil file!!!), which all contain point-labels.

CDendro has a command "Collections/Write coordinate LABELS (!) in TABULAR format (i.e. from .pos members - no ring widths!)" which will produce a text file suitable for import into e.g. MS Excel. A row in that text file will then hold your labels for the corresponding year according to your synchronization. You might then create statistics on tree ring observations you have done during measurements, as these observations are now all sorted to the right year.


The comment button

Click this button to enter properties or a comment related to your data. This info will be stored in the coordinate file together with your coordinate data like this:


Comments and properties in dendro-files are read by CDendro and can easily be transfered to collections and decadal format files (.rwl or .fh). For more info, see the section on comments in the CDendro help.


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