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You can display many types of interesting and useful statistics about your cave data. You can view, save or print these statistics by selecting the "View|Cave Statistics" options from the menu bar. This will bring up the Statistics Window.
1. Selected Files. Which files are processed depends upon which have been selected in the survey tree. As a consequence, the statistics you see will depend upon which files have been highlighted in the tree. If an individual survey data file was highlighted when you processed the data, only the statistics for that file will be available. On the other hand, if the survey project was highlighted, statistics for all files in the project will be available.
2. Linking. When you use the linking feature, the Compiler purges data from certain files so that duplicate station names will not conflict. As a result, only some statistics from the first files in the project will be missing. The Project Manager will warn you if the statistics are incomplete with the following message:
Warning! Because of Linking, information has been Purged.
Only the information from the last file(s) will be displayed.
Compiling vs. Closing. When you compile and close the data normally, the Compiler will be using closed data files and thus loop errors will be masked. This can be useful if you want to verify that the Loop Closer is truly closing the cave. However, it you want to analyze loop errors or look for blunders, you must be certain that the Compiler doesn’t use closed data files.
Linear data can be displayed in either meters or feet. To select feet or meters, click on the appropriate option on the lower right.
Here is a description of each category of data: