Samples and scans can be deleted or filtered from both SCiO Lab and SCiO Lab Mobile. Be careful to ensure you don’t delete an entire sample accidentally as deleted scans and samples cannot be retrieved and must be recreated.

To delete entire Samples from SCiO Lab:

  1. From within the Data Collection that contains the Sample you wish to delete, select the Samples tab.
  2. Choose the Sample from the list.
  3. Click Delete to remove the entire sample and all of its scans.

Select Sample

To delete individual Scans from a Sample:

  1. From within the Data Collection that contains the Sample you wish to delete, select the Scans tab.
  2. Choose the Scan you wish to remove and click Delete Scan.
  3. Repeat the steps to delete further scans. When the last scan is deleted, the sample is deleted automatically.

Select Scan

Delete Scan

Delete Scans from the Spectrum tab.

Scans can also be deleted from the Spectrum tab view. To delete from the Spectrum tab, navigate to the Sample you want to delete. Select the first scan to delete from the graph view and click on its spectra. A new window will open with information about the scan and will fade the other scans from the graph view. Select More and the delete scan option will display as shown below. Delete that scan and then delete the rest of the scans of that sample.

Spectrum tab view

Spectrum tab view, scan data mode


Filter In and Filter Out Function

The Filter In and Filter Out buttons are used to temporarily disable or add to a Sample. Undo the function by selecting x on each filtered Sample.

Individual Scans can also be filtered out when selecting the scan.

Filter In

Filter Out


The number of samples required to have a successful model depends on the complexity of the problem you are trying to solve. For simple cases, sugar and water solutions at a single temperature for example, a few samples might be enough, for more complex models like the ones Consumer Physics makes for the SCiO App, hundreds of samples scanned in multiple temperatures and conditions are required.
It is best practice to iterate between the data collection and model creation phases until the desired performance is achieved

See Designing a Data Collection, for more information.

Creating a new sample requires the physical object you wish to scan and as much meta-data about the object as possible to complete the custom attributes.

In SCiO Lab Mobile, select the Data Collection you wish to add the scan to. Use one of the default collections, or create a new one using SCiO Lab (web) from a desktop browser. See SCiO Lab and Data Collections for more information.

  1. Tap the Data Collection you want to add the new sample to.
  2. Tap the + button.
  3. Tap New Sample.
  4. Enter the attributes of the new sample.
  5. Scan the sample a minimum of three times.
  6. Tap Done when you are finished with all of your scans for that sample.

See Observing Data and Data Scrubbing, for more information about how to review your sample scans and analyze your data.

A sample is the unique physical matter or object to be scanned with SCiO. For example one unique gemstone, pill, bar of chocolate or apple. Two different pieces of quartz, would be two quartz samples. In the case of pills, two pills from the same bottle, stored under the same conditions etc. would be one sample.

Within each data collection, each sample must be unique in that it must have at least one unique attribute that makes it distinct from another sample in the database.

In the case where you are building a data collection of apples, you’ll need at least one unique attribute about each apple to be able to create a sample from it within SCiO Lab. For example, a scan from the outer surface (skin) of the apple, the inner flesh, or a bruised area.