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Dr. D
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I'll list the problems identified with the software and when fixes to the software have been implemented. Some of these will be cross-posted from other threads.


A whole system is a living system is a learning system.’ -Stewart Brand

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SYMPTOM:

Puffed wheat seems to appear out of relationship to other wheat products.

PROBLEM:

One data table had an extra line break which did not allow SWAMI to derive GTD values for puffed wheat.

STATUS:

Fixed.


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SYMPTOM:


Myers_Briggs INTP is unavailable, the other 15 types are.

PROBLEM:

Option was missing from intake form.

STATUS:

Fixed.


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SYMPTOM:


When you try to create the new PDF you got a message saying  "Connection Interrupted The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again"

PROBLEM:


The PDF generator is done via an outside link that is a free service, but is kind of iffy.

STATUS:

You can find other places to generate a pdf. Just cut and paste the URL of the report. Also, if you have a Mac you can print PDF natively. For Windows, you can add Adobe Distiller as a 'printer'.  



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Dr. D
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SYMPTOM:

Cheddar cheese seems to appear out of relationship to other dairy products.

PROBLEM:

There was a typo in the code, which substituted cheddar cheese for celery in certain instances.

STATUS:

Fixed.


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SYMPTOM:

On the time lock it was noticed that Taster Status was 'blanked'.

PROBLEM:

We are still investigating this. So far we cannot replicate this event.

STATUS:

Open.


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SYMPTOM:

The GT3 Teacher report mentions mastic gum as a problematic gum, but the diet report lists mastic as a neutral food.

PROBLEM:

The category verbiage is less variable than the food selection process. Mastic gum is perhaps the least problematic of the gums, and in many instances does have some health benefits.

STATUS:

We've amended the category printout to allow for the occasional recommendation of mastic gum for certain individuals.

Fixed.


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SYMPTOM:

In the data entry part it asks if you have ever been diagnosed with anemia or low ferritin, and then in the next line it asks about anemia again.   When you return to the data intake screen, those boxes have become unchecked while everything else stays exactly as it is.

PROBLEM:

When converting the program from SWAMI GenoType to Xpress, several intake lines were 'simplified' (i.e the language was made more understandable for non-medical people). In this case both the medical line and the layperson line were left in. Since their data had the same name, it would overwrite unless you checked both.

STATUS:

  
Fixed.


I experience the same behavior (forgetting that they were checked) in the Laboratory data section for both:



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Dr. D
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SYMPTOM

In certain reports  Cassava is listed as an Avoid in the Carbs section, but as a Neutral in the Live Foods section (unless the fresh vs. the dried makes a difference

PROBLEM

Under investigation


STATUS

Open


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SYMPTOM

Calf Liver isn't listed anywhere.

PROBLEM

Under investigation

STATUS

Open.


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SYMPTOM

You've run the diet report and certain values have changed, despite having not changed and intake data values.

PROBLEM

1. I'm working on things (in which case things are getting better)
2. You added new data  (in which case things are getting better)
3. You've inadvertently changed a setting by mistake (in which case things are getting worse)

STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

You are getting crazy or inconsistent results.

PROBLEM

Possible data entry errors. Some things to keep in mind:

  • Using non decimal numbers. SWAMI can only accepted decimal numbers. Never use '27 1/2' as a substitute for '27.5' since it will yield bizarre results.
  • Finger length values not in millimeters.
  • Inadvertent data entry mistake. In some browsers, pull-done menus can be altered by subtle movements of your mouse or scroll ball that you are unaware of. Always do a quick double-check of your data intake form before running the diet report.



STATUS

Alert.


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SYMPTOM

A fruit might show up as a black dot value under 'Fruit' but show as neutral under 'Beverages.'

PROBLEM

Many fruit juices are higher in specific nutrients (flavones, lignans, etc) than the whole fruit. If those nutrients have been selected for 'strong emphasis' they can sometimes jump from black dot (reintroduce as neutral in 3-6 months) to neutral.
Not really a problem, other than the somewhat illogical nature of the computer logic.

STATUS

Under evaluation


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SYMPTOM

Ticking the 'lactose intolerant' box in the intake form does not result in lactose containing foods being de-emphasized in the diet report.


PROBLEM

The program does indeed change the values of over 15 dairy products when this box is ticked. However, it did not do a complete 'de-emphasis' on the entire nutrient category. The reason we structured it this way, is that the emphasize/ de-emphasize routines occur after food selections via blood type and GenoType --at that time the individual food value sort of goes on 'rollers', and the emph/de-emph switches roll it one way or another.

Problem is, lactose is a very common component of dairy products (obviously), but so are many, many other nutrients. So if you wind up de-emphasizing lactose but emphasizing butyrate, you can end up rolling the food value one way, and then the other, producing no result whatsoever.

Same problem but from a different perspective: type A and amino acids. Meats have LOTS of amino acids, so if SWAMI wanted to increase arginine or lysine in a type A, and if it used the emph/de-emph routines, we'd have type A's eating beef and pork and other stuff.

Instead  (and what is used in SWAMI GenoType) is  'the line item editor' which tweaks individual foods. Xpress uses the Pragmatics section to tweak individual foods via calls to this function. If you look at your dairy section you will see that most high lactose AND galactose foods are restricted when you check the lactose intolerant box.

BTW, the real reason for the lactose/ caffeine switches are not to modulate diet changes, but to help determine GenoType.


STATUS

A line of explanatory text was added to the printout so people know that this is occuring.


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SYMPTOM

The percentage of your epigenetic variation is encapsulated in the GenoType profile seems low (35-45%).

PROBLEM

Although it might appear that this number is low, it is not a direct reflection of 'how much' you are of that GenoType, but rather a statistical first-pass description of how much of 'how and where' you vary from other individuals is contained in the Calculated GenoType.

For the more technically-minded:

In statistical terms this is called the First Principal Component. Other subsequent Principal Components also will pass through the data and often find additional correlations, but the First Principal Component will always have the highest percentage of variability encapsulation.

STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

When you chose a GenoType (versus have SWAMI calculate it) it did not give any % of your GenoType.

PROBLEM

SWAMI  can't give you a % because when you chose a GenoType you did not use its calculation routines.It will still tell you those things about you that fit  the  chosen GenoType.

It will sometime vary the worldview from the book based on your health history. Thus, you can have 'thrifty hunters' for example.

STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

You chose to have SWAMI calculate your GenoType and it is different from the result of using the calculators in The GenoType Diet Book.

PROBLEM/ EXPLANATION

SWAMI Xpress uses it's own calculation library to calculate GenoType. It is much more in-depth and flexible than the system used in the book, so it is not unlikely that one could result in a GenoType that is at variance from the book.

However, SWAMI does actually perform the simple book calculation as well as it's own calculation library subroutines. If it notices that the two results differ, SWAMI will automatically enter a 'hybridize mode' and synthesize food values from a 'blend' of GenoType and blood type values.

STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

Your report did not de-emphasize gluten containing foods, even though you checked 'white lines' on your data intake form.

PROBLEM/ EXPLANATION

White lines vary in significance depending on secretor status, blood group and GenoType. SWAMI typically limits the number of nutrients and anti-nutrients available for emphasis and de-emphasis to around five and uses a grading system to ranks which nutrients should be given precedence. In some instances reporting white lines and may not result in the limitation of gluten containing foods achieving enough precedence over  possible actions.

STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

You are type O non secretor and your diet report yields what appear to be unlikely results.

PROBLEM/ EXPLANATION

The food data values for type O non-secretor were missing values for several 'neutral' foods. Because of this SWAMI may interpret these foods as having 'unknown values' instead.

STATUS

Fixed. It is recommended that if you are a type O non-secretor you re-run your diet report.


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SYMPTOM

Fingerprint white lines appears to be the only difference between your being calculated as one GenoType or another. If white lines resolve over time, it would imply that your GenoType would change. Is that correct?



PROBLEM/ EXPLANATION

With the flexibility of software (versus the inflexibility of books)  we are much less wed to the strictures of the one in six GenoTypes that are in the book. As you body changes, the focus of the therapeutics may change as well (especially if there are only slight distinctions between one GenoType and another).

Thus if you are a GT1 because of white lines and they recede and you do indeed type out later on as an Explorer, the focus of your therapeutic efforts will shift from gut rehabilitation to liver and immune detoxification.

Since that type of slight difference will prompt SWAMI to hybridize GTD and BTD values, you will really be generating a type O/ secretor/ non-secretor with either gut rehab overtones (Hunter) or detox overtones (Explorer).


STATUS

Alerted.


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SYMPTOM

The portion/ servings for butter and ghee are listed under 'Dairy' but these foods are missing from that category.

PROBLEM

These foods are listed under 'Fats and Oils'

STATUS

Fixed. Foods have been moved to 'Dairy category'


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SYMPTOM

The values for 'almonds' and 'almond butter' are different.

PROBLEM

Under certain data conditions almonds can be de-emphasized due to strong indications of allergic tendencies and/or a calculated 'Reactive' World View. The allergen tag was missing from almond butter which resulted it its escaping the de-emphasis filter

STATUS

Fixed.


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SYMPTOM

The button to allow you to save as a pdf (acrobat) file is not available or you need another way to save your report.

WORKAROUND

You can also save your report to your hard drive as an html file. Just go to 'Save As' under the 'File' option of your browser and replace the name with something like:

Diet_Report_7-20.html

And choose save as 'Web Page, HTML File' from the options.


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SYMPTOM

Baker's Yeast shows up in the 'Vegetable Proteins' section and Fruit Pectin and Agar show up in the 'Carbohydrate' section instead of the  the 'Condiments & Additives' section?

STATUS

Fixed. These foods have been reclassified as 'Condiments & Additives'


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SYMPTOM

You would like to change your preference for GenoHarmonic food relationships, but when you print the DIet Rport, it keeps you original value.

PROBLEM

Unlike SWAMI GenoType, SWAMI XPress was originally designed to only allow the software to calculate GenoHarmonic preference. Just before it was released it was decided to allow users to also choose GenoHarmonic preference from a pull-down menu. However, this section of the software was not re-activated, so the program continued only allow it to calculate GenoHarmonic preference.

STATUS

FIxed. You should now be able to choose GenoHarmonic preference.


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