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About this document

This is an official Request for Comment (RFC) for Fixing the loading and saving of the vizmap.props file.

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The vizmap.props file is currently loaded from at least 2 different default locations. One is the cytoscape installation directory and the other is the users .cytoscape directory in their home directory. Figuring out these locations, learning when files get saved to certain locations, and when files get loaded from certain locations is difficult for users.

This document is an attempt to develop a new scheme for loading and saving vizmap.props files.

Biological Questions / Use Cases



The current scheme for loading vizmap.props at startup is as follows. This is also the order of precedence, so the most recently loaded vizmap.props file will be the current one.

Either of the following actions will overwrite (in memory) the current vizmap.props:


No Longer Under Consideration or On Hold


Backward Compatibility

In the proposal above, backwards compatibility is achieved by the user importing his or her favorite vizmap.props file.

Implementation Plan

VizMapPropsRFC (last edited 2009-02-12 01:03:34 by localhost)

Funding for Cytoscape is provided by a federal grant from the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the Na tional Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number GM070743-01. Corporate funding is provided through a contract from Unilever PLC.

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