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In the Sci2 Sci2 Tool, use 'File > Load ...' to load one of the sample datasets provided in 'yoursci2directory/sampledata', or load any dataset of your own choosing.


It is possible to select more than one dataset at a time. Hold the Ctrl key and click several files to make multiple selections.

The 'File > Load ...' command can be used not only to load datasets, but also to load any file that is one of the supported formats by Sci2 Sci2 . Once a dataset has been loaded it will show up in the data manager in the Sci2 Sci2 Tool.

Any file listed in the 'Data Manager' can be saved, viewed, renamed, or discarded by right clicking it and selecting the appropriate menu options. If 'File > View With ...' was selected, the user can select among different application viewers. Choosing "Microsoft Office Excel" for a tabular type file will open MS Excel with the table loaded.

The Sci2 Sci2 Tool can save a network using 'File > Save...' which brings up the "Save" window. Note that some data conversions are lossy, i.e., not all data is preserved. For example, when converting a network to a matrix format, attributes are lost because of the limitations of the format.


Sometimes it's simpler to drag-and-drop the desired file to be loaded into Sci2 Sci2 Tool than selecting it the standard way.

Press and hold down the mouse pointer to "grab" the file or group of files you want to import to Sci2 Sci2 Tool. Drag this file to the Data Manager window and drop it there.