Exploration puzzle - new scoring system
|Opened on:||Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 00:14|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 14:54|
It seems like many people are having trouble with juggling the two scores. I made this suggestion in Case number: 845833-989496, but I thought it was worth making a separate feedback for. I think there could be two different solutions to this:
Have a simple checkbox that could switch between normal and exploratory scores, as the "best score" value. Scripts that behave based off of these scores will simply get your protein in a different conformation, completely ignoring, and destroying the normal score. To be able to switch back and forth between which score is bing focused on, could allow you to focus on one at a time, and again, enable many scripts.
2) I think this one would probably be the best solution:
Another work around would be to incorporate the normal score into the exploratory score via some algorithm. The issue is coming up with an algorithm that will incorporate both scores, and weigh them as desired. Negative values could become an issue in doing this; a solution to that would be making -999999.999 absolute zero, similar to temperature, so that all values are positive.
An example algorithm would be something like this:
Z = X*((Y+999999.999)/999999.999)^3
I've attached a 3D graph of what this equation would look like with the following parameters
Y Axis Minimum =-999,999.9 X Axis Minimum = 0 Z Axis Minimum = 0
Y Axis Maximum =20,000 X Axis Maximum = 40,000 Z Axis Maximum = 42448.32
An equation something along these lines would be best.
Also, I think if you go with this solution, it would be nice to have both scores displayed in the drop down area below the main score.
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