So they're cumulative, but it's not just simple addition - that makes sense.
I'm still searching for what behavior in the interface the user would be able to observe to help them set that Integration number. In rules above, I can pick out that:
- When too high, the probe will oversaturate, and start to sometimes report garbage/way-out readings. OK, that's something the user can look out for, and when they see this behavior, know that it would be advised to reduce Integration Time. But... Does this over-saturation behavior happen most often with dark slides or bright ones?
- However, when too low, it says above that "If set too low the results will be 'unstable'" What does unstable look like to me as a user? How can I tell when it is stable vs. unstable?: When unstable, will the little cross dance around? If I take separate readings of the same slide, will they each be different? Should I use a dark blue slide to test for stability, or a bright one? I can guess at how to tell when Integration Time is sufficiently high, and 'stability' has been reached, , but better to know the technically most accurate and most efficient way possible from the most knowledgeable expert around (i.e. you
). Unless there is some way for the user to 'see' instability, then there is no way to tell that the Integration Time parameter is too low. I'm sure that's not true, so thus my question.