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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Accessing DataShop

DataShop is accessible at https://pslcdatashop.web.cmu.edu/ using one of the following fully-supported browsers:

  • Chrome (download)
  • Mozilla Firefox (download)
  • Internet Explorer (9,10,11)
  • Safari

A JavaScript-enabled browser is required to use DataShop.

Logging In

I've never logged in to DataShop before ...

... and I want to use my university account to authenticate

DataShop supports InCommon SSO. Start typing your institution's name in the box (or click on the school's image if it is present). After authenticating with your university, you will be asked to create a DataShop account. Complete the registration form to link your university identity with DataShop. The next time you log in, you will only need to authenticate with your university.

... and I want to use my Google account to authenticate

DataShop supports Google SSO. Sign in with Google and then you will be directed to the registration page. Complete the form to link your Google identity with your DataShop account. The next time you log in, you will only need to authenticate with Google.

I've logged in to DataShop before ...

... and I've linked my DataShop account with my university id

On the login page start typing your institution's name (or click on the school's image if it is present). You will be logged into DataShop after authenticating.

... and I've linked my DataShop account with my Google account

On the login page use the 'Sign in with Google' option. You will be logged into DataShop after authenticating.

I forgot my password

Click here to reset your password. We'll send you instructions on how to reset your password. If you have created more than one account with the same email address, you must contact us to reset your password for you. Please include the user ID (if you know it) of the account you want to use.

Accessing Datasets

After creating a DataShop account, you will have access to all public datasets. This allows you to explore the functionality of DataShop.

To gain access to private datasets, visit the private datasets page and click the Request Access button next to the name of the project you would like to access. In the dialog that appears, enter a brief reason for why you would like access. The request for access will be sent to the project's principal investigator and data provider (if one exists). The status of your request will be shown on the Access Requests page. Any projects for which you have been given access will appear on the My Datasets page.

Version 9.3.4 March 2, 2017