Table 2

Representative results for displaying synthetic large pedigree files.

Individuals

Generations

Families/Generation

Usability Limitations


10 000

30

10

Vertical scrolling accommodates 'any number' of generations.

10 000

3

100

Families display acceptably, but individual offspring render too small for display of genotype labels and clear resolution of error glyphs.

5 000

5

50

Families display acceptably, but individual offspring render too small to display genotype labels.

5 000

3

250

Families at limit of usable resolution for standard monitors, and individual offspring render too small for labeling and error glyph resolution.


Pedigrees were displayed using VIPER on a standard 1280×1024 monitor, and the limits of usable resolution determined, comparing the 'family' with individual offspring views.

Paterson et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 8):S5   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-S8-S5

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