How to use KnowPulse Helium Data Exporter to download pedigree and categorical data and for visualization using Helium Pedigree Visualization Framework

The KnowPulse KnowledgeBase focuses on short question-based lessons to help researchers get their work done.

This lesson is aiming to guide our pulse crop researchers use the Helium Data Exporter and setup Helium. Helium can be used for visualization of large-scale plant pedigrees and overlay categorical, numerical or quantitative data. This visualization tool will help improve breeders ability to predict and visualize the inheritance of genes to make better decisions.

Some of the things you will learn include:

Getting Started

The KnowPulse KnowledgeBase lessons are hands-on, so participants are encouraged to use their own computers to ensure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow. To most effectively use these materials, please make sure to download the data and install everything before working through this lesson.

This workshop assumes no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop.

To get started, follow the directions in the Setup tab to get access to the required software and data for this workshop.


Raw phenotypic data and Germplasm data.


Setup Download files required for the lesson
00:00 1. How to install Helium viewer application Where to find Helium Data Exporter on KnowPulse?
How to download and install Helium Pedigree Visualization Framework in your computer?
00:20 2. How to export raw phenotypic data and germplasm using Helium Data Exporter How to select an experiment and its subsequent datails from Helium Data Exporter?
How to download both pedigree and categorical data from Helium Data Exporter?
00:40 3. How to upload and visualize your data with Helium How to load pedigree and categorical data files into Helium?
How to visualize my pedigree details in each panel?
01:10 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.