Best Practices and FAQs
Over the years of developing and using the Riffyn SDE, we have found some optimal ways to use it. This is a collection of FAQs and collective wisdom from the designers and users of Riffyn. Riffyn offers users a lot of flexibility in how to design processes and experiments, and with that flexibility comes many choices. Those choices can be overwhelming for new users. These suggestions should help you get started building processes from scratch, and avoid having to re-learn what we already learned.
- What type of experiment should I use to build my first process?
- When should I put things into one process or separate processes?
- What data do I need to start building my process/experiment design?
- How should I get started designing my first process/experiment?
- Riffyn is making me think really hard about my experiment design and lab process. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong?
- Should I create a new step? Or should I just add an instruction to the procedure tasks instead of creating a step?
- When should I put things into a group?
- Should I use a resource type, a component, or a property?
- When do I need a component? Should I create a new specialized property, or use a component?
- Is it wrong to include attributes in the name of a resource type?
- Should I add a resource or property as an input or output? See all 18 articles
- Does Riffyn have global properties or variables on experiments?
- How should I name my runs and output resources?
- When should I use the Plan tab on a step?
- Why can’t I assign a resource in Plan?
- Why are three only three options for run type: trial, calibration, and standard? What about blanks for references, or controls?
- If I have target values on a run, and the actual values are the same, do I need to record the actual values? See all 10 articles