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Do you have data-collection technology that works with Google Chromebooks?

Yes, Graphical Analysis for Chrome, our data-collection and analysis application for Chromebooks, is free and available for download in the Chrome Web Store.

Data collection with Graphical Analysis (GA) for Chrome can be performed two ways: 1) with direct-connect Vernier USB sensors and 2) with Vernier Data Sharing Sources via Wi-Fi. In either case, students use Graphical Analysis to create graphs, modify scaling, make selections, create annotations and captions, and perform analysis with statistics and curve fits. For more information, see:
http://www.vernier.com/ga-chrome

Supported Data-Collection Features
Currently, the following data-collection features are supported. We have a team working full-time on Graphical Analysis for Chrome and we are regularly releasing updates, so check back soon if you are looking for additional features.
- Time-based data collection, including the ability to set the data-collection rate and duration
- Events with Entry data collection
- Calibrate and zero analog sensors
- Collect data from multiple sensors simultaneously
- Examine and select data
- Perform curve fits
- Display 1, 2, or 3 graphs
- View data in a table
- Add text annotations to graphs
- Manually enter data in a table, and then graph the data
- Support for USB data collection with LabQuest Stream, order code LQ-STREAM, $199, LabQuest 2, order code LABQ2, $329, LabQuest Mini, order code LQ-MINI, $149 and Original LabQuest, order code LABQ, $299
- Graph Matching with the Motion Detector or Go!Motion
- Predictions

Supported Interfaces and Sensors
For a complete list of supported interfaces and sensors, see TIL 2871: What USB sensors and interfaces can be used with a direct connection to a Chromebook?

Future Updates
Our roadmap for the early 2017 includes the following additional features
- Calculated columns
- Changing units

Note that this schedule represents our plan, and plans can change. We could implement the feature sooner, or if another feature takes priority, later.

Although Graphical Analysis for Chrome will do the majority of tasks for basic sensor data collection, it's important to note some differences between Logger Pro and Graphical Analysis for Chromebook. The differences will become fewer as time goes on, but the apps will never be the same.
- GA for Chrome is not Logger Pro. It is a new application, written from scratch for Chromebook.
- GA for Chrome does not have advanced analysis features found in Logger Pro, such as multiple graph types, video analysis, and page layout capabilities.
- GA for Chrome does not currently support all the experiments in the standard Vernier lab books.
- Certain data collection modes, such as Photogate Timing, are yet to be implemented in GA. These features are planned.
- At this time, there is no support for LabPro, Spectrometers, OHAUS balances, the Mini GC, Mini GC Plus, or Watts Up Pro in Graphical Analysis. Support for these devices is under consideration, but would come much later if there is sufficient interest.
- Graphical Analysis for Chrome is distinct and different from Graphical Analysis for Windows and Macintosh. Graphical Analysis for Windows and Macintosh is now little-used, since its functions are completely contained within Logger Pro. Vernier has chosen to renew the Graphical Analysis title as a mobile application for modern devices.

See also:
http://www.vernier.com/chromebooks

TIL 3617: Do you have Logger Pro for Chromebooks?
TIL 2903: How do I transfer data from Vernier Data Share web app to Google Drive?
TIL 3167: How can I use Plot.ly to analyze data from Vernier Data Share on my Chromebook?
TIL 2871: What USB sensors and interfaces can be used with a direct connection to a Chromebook?
TIL 3455: What are the tradeoffs between Chromebooks and laptops for data collection?
TIL 3693: Please notify me when you have product updates for for Chromebooks.

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