Sample Selector

Sample Selector is a tool for creating and editing samples, or groups of data you compare across—they're not "samples" in the statistical sense, but more like filters.

By default, a single sample exists: "All Data". With the Sample Selector, you can create new samples to organize your data.

You can use samples to:

A sample is composed of one or more filters, specific conditions that narrow down your sample.

Creating a sample

The general process for creating a sample is to:

The effect of multiple filters

DataShop interprets each filter after the first as an additional restriction on the data that is included in the sample. This is also known as a logical "AND". You can see the results of multiple filters in the sample preview as soon as all filters are "saved".


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There are currently three reports available through the advanced section:

  • Metrics: an overview of the quantity of data in DataShop, organized by subject and area.
  • Web Services Credentials: sign up to use DataShop web services, and retrieve or reset your access credentials.
  • Logging Activity: as a logging diagnostic, view counts of all recent log messages received by the logging server, organized by dataset and student session.

Version 10.12.6 June 22, 2023