The History Window
As you ring touches during a session, the History window accumulates all the results and presents them in a list (most recent at the top) with a one-line graph of each touch on the right.
Individual touches from the session can be saved to a personal folder, which you can use to show an improving trend over time, for example. Touches can be deleted when no longer required. They are stored as plain text, one file per touch, which means it is easy to copy or reorganise touches using Windows Explorer.
The graph panel on the right can show one of three formats.
- Mean,SD. Shows the same little bar graphic of mean and standard deviation that is drawn at the top of the histogram on the Striking window. Additionally, it draws a rectangle around the full extent of your ringing.
- Histogram. Squeezes the entire histogram from the Striking window into one line, using depth of colour to indicate column height.
- Average Error. This is a single number, being the average amount by which all the blows in the touch differed from perfection. It is probably the most useful of the three as it provides an easy comparison between all the touches shown. It is calibrated in milliseconds so the comparison is meaningful even between, say, minor and maximus.
Multiple User Bells
If a touch involved multiple user bells (e.g. after real ringing), the statistics shown are the aggregate statistics for all the participants combined. Individual statistics can be seen by using the Striking window
A Change of Format
To accommodate the potential for multiple user bells and the desire to store everything as plain text, the format of saved results was changed in version 3.5. If a folder contains results that were saved in earlier versions, those results will not be listed, but a "Convert..." button will appear and can be pressed to convert the old files to the new format.
The Control Panel
The control panel for the History window contains a solitary tick box for auto-saving of results during real ringing. A future version will have more controls relating to import and export of saved touches in Lowndes format.