Graphical View of Repertory

Graphical repertory view

The repertory is generally represented in book form. This is convenient to look up rubrics and remedies, but only partly visualizes the structure of the repertory.
Using the Book Index tree, the hierarchical structure of the repertory can more easily be visualized and navigated.

In some situations, you might be interested to see how rubrics relate to other rubrics, based on similarities in their meaning. In such a cases, a graphical representation might be much easier.
A graphical repertory view for a rubric can be opened with menu option Menu / Book / Show as graph. You can also use the popup menu of the Book page module.

As an example, let’s look at rubric Mind; Anger; evening agg.; trembling with, after eating. This rubric is built up of quite a few elementary elements:
– mental symptoms,
– anger,
– with trembling,
– worse in evening,
– worse after eating.
Since the rubric contains only a single remedy, it might be very interesting to consider similar rubrics with fewer of these elements.

The graphical view easily shows us the relation with other rubrics.

There are different graphical views, earch serves a different purpose.

Repertory structure view

The vertical line of blocks shows the rubric levels, starting at Mind and ending at Trembling, with, after eating.

At the left side, you will find polar rubrics. In this example, you see the pair Amel. – Agg..

At the left side you will also find rubrics with more detailed symptom descriptions.

At the right side you see related rubrics.

If you double click on one of the rubrics, this will become the new selected rubric.
In the graph view, you can also add rubrics to the analysis. The option to do this is in a popup menu on the rubric.

To go back to the normal book view, click on  or uncheck the menu option Menu / Book / Show as graph. The popup menu als contains an option Show as text.

Generic rubrics view

This view limits the rubrics shown to only those rubrics who are similar to the selected rubrics, but more generic.
It helps you to quickly select alternatives for detailed rubrics which contain only few remedies.

You can easily switch between the two different views. (Menu option Book / Show repertory structure, menu option Book / Show generic rubrics).

You can quickly go back and forth between text and graphical repertory representation, without changing the selected graphical view. (Menu option Book / Show as graphctrl-G).

Book index tree

The Book module shows the repertory rubrics and remedies like in a printed book. This layout is convenient to read, but it does not show the rubric structure of the repertory.
In the Book module, you can show an additional Index Tree, showing the repertory structure. You can show or hide the Index Tree. (Menu option Book / Show book index, toolbar button ).

The Index Tree always highlights the rubric that is currently selected in the Book module. When you move to another rubric in he Book module, the Index Tree automatically adjusts itself. Likewise, if you select a rubric in the Index Tree, the Book module will move to the same rubric.

Note that the Jump to field also adjust itself to show the currently selected rubric. These combined options give you maximum freedom and power to navigate through the repertory.


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