OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

GENERAL CONTROLS


INFOBAR
The tabs at the top of the screen allow you to access the Introduction, Notebook, Assignments, Glossary, and Help. These tabs will lead you to information and tools that are outside the applet itself.


NOTEBOOK

As you run experiments, form hypotheses, and test them, you should keep notes on your theories and findings in the Notebook.


INPUT SCREEN

INPUT SCREEN

Input buttons allow you to change variable information that enables you to make comparisons between many different hypothetical population situations. Clicking on any of the input buttons on the left hand panel will bring up the controls for that variable. The controls for Genotype Frequency and Tree Types appear as red arrows on the pie chart in the middle of the screen. The controls for all other variables appear as a parameter slider bar at the bottom of the screen. For slider bar controls, follow the instructions that appear in black to the left of the slider bar. Instructions vary for different input buttons.


PARAMETER ADJUSTMENT: PIE CHART CONTROLS AND SLIDER BARS

The different parameters in PopGenLab are changed by using these controls to adjust the variable for each parameter. Ideally, you want to compare different values for each parameter. The parameter adjustments are described below:

When you have finished selecting all of your desired parameters, click Done to indicate that you have finished changing inputs. You can now use the small pull-down menu at the bottom left corner of the screen to choose how many generations to run the experiment on (100-500), and then click Run Experiment to run an experiment.


RESULTS

RESULTS SCREEN

Results are given automatically after the Run button is clicked and an experiment is completed. The results are presented in various forms which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate button in the frame on the left side of the page: