Contents

  • New: creates a new graph window.
     
  • Open: reads a file (XBL, BIF, NET or DNE formats) and opens a new graph window containing the Bayesian network described in this file. There are three icons that can be displayed in the file chooser: 
    • If the selected network has a database associated to it, then this option proposes to load this database with the network or not.
    •  If the selected network has an evidence scenario file associated to it, then this option proposes to load this file with the network or not.
    •  If the selected network has its junction tree saved with it, then this option proposes to load the junction tree with the network or not.
       
  • Save: saves the Bayesian network of the active graph window using the XBL format. If the network has a database or/and an evidence scenario file associated to it, they will be saved in the same file as the network in order to load them later. These features can be cancelled in the database settings. If the network as a junction tree, it will be also automatically saved in the same file. 
     
  • Save As: saves the Bayesian network of the active graph window with a specified name. There are three icons that can be available in the file chooser: 
    • If the network has a database associated to it, then this option proposes to save this database with the network or not.
    • If the network has an evidence scenario file associated to it, then this option proposes to save this file with the network or not.
    • If the network has a junction tree created, then this option proposes to save the junction tree with the network or not 
       
  • Close: closes the active graph window. Proposes to save the network, the associated database and evidence scenario file if one of them is modified.
     
  • Close All: closes all the graphs, prompting for saving the network, the associated database and evidence scenario file if one of them is modified.
     
  • Recent Networks: keeps a list of the recently opened networks. The size of this list can be modified through the settings of menus. If a network is loaded from this list, the associated database, evidence scenario file and junction tree will be automatically loaded.
     
  • Choose Working Directory: allows indicating in which directory we want to work. A name is associated to this directory and it is added to the list of recent working directories. The following dialog box allows configuring it:

    The directory changing policy can be modified in the directory preferences.
     
  •  Recent Working Directories: keeps a list of the recent created or used working directories.
     
  • Export: allows exporting the Markov blanket of the target variable of the current network into a language selected in the following dialog box:

    Once the network is exported in a language, it can be used to infer the value of the target variable according to the observations of the other variables.
     
  • Lock: allows locking the network with a password to prevent it from editing. The network can be used only in validating mode. This menu gives access to lock manager.
     
  • Print: prints the Bayesian network of the active graph window. An assistant gives access to: 
    • the setup of the page-setting,
    • the configuration of the printer,
    • the selection of the desire scale for the network,
    • the possibility of displaying reference marks. These marks are useful when the network has to be print on more than one page. They indicate the page number (column, row), the border, and the vicinity,
    • the possibility to center the network.
       
  • Exit: Closes all the graphs, prompting for saving if needed, and closes BayesiaLab.