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Are translation guides are best presented as wheel or table?

As a table
3 (21.4%)
Definitely as a table
8 (57.1%)
I don't know what you're talking about
3 (21.4%)

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RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« on: February 19, 2021, 09:41:31 pm »
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Hey fellow bio people and other interested parties!

As much as I feel like the radial ones should be quicker to read, I much prefer reading a codon table rather than using a wheel for translation. Made a quick poll which we can use to demonstrate which form is superior.


(This post is inspired by Coolmate's recent HSC challenging bio questions posting)

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Re: RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 09:50:09 pm »
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I'd never seen a codon wheel before (until I just googled then). They look so much easier to read than tables! And make more logical sense to me. (I like the colourfulness of some of the wheels too)

I'm not sure why every codon guide in textbooks/sacs/bio resources that I've come across all use the table, is it because pages are rectangles and they want angles to match up nicely?

Do you think you prefer the tables because you have been exposed to them more?
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Re: RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 10:01:58 pm »
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Hey fellow bio people and other interested parties!

As much as I feel like the radial ones should be quicker to read, I much prefer reading a codon table rather than using a wheel for translation. Made a quick poll which we can use to demonstrate which form is superior.


(This post is inspired by Coolmate's recent HSC challenging bio questions posting)

I would definitely have to side with using a table, rather than a wheel. For me, it just makes more logical sense and easier to understand, but I know how to use both so I guess it's just preference.

I'm not sure why every codon guide in textbooks/sacs/bio resources that I've come across all use the table, is it because pages are rectangles and they want angles to match up nicely?

Probably, yeah this could be the reason

Do you think you prefer the tables because you have been exposed to them more?

I was first introduced to using tables, which I used for a while, then got introduced to the wheel one, so I guess I adapted (Bio pun not intended 8) ) most to using the table :)

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Re: RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 10:06:59 pm »
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I'd never seen a codon wheel before (until I just googled then). They look so much easier to read than tables! And make more logical sense to me. (I like the colourfulness of some of the wheels too)

I'm not sure why every codon guide in textbooks/sacs/bio resources that I've come across all use the table, is it because pages are rectangles and they want angles to match up nicely?

Do you think you prefer the tables because you have been exposed to them more?

It could be exposure but I think for me it's also about the uniformity of the table.

I've definitely come across tables more, maybe because they're easier to make?

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Re: RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 06:01:29 pm »
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Table definitely better than the wheel! Would be interested to see whether anyone actually prefers the wheel lol.

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Re: RNA translation guides are better as tables than as wheels
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 06:09:12 pm »
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Hey fellow bio people and other interested parties!

As much as I feel like the radial ones should be quicker to read, I much prefer reading a codon table rather than using a wheel for translation. Made a quick poll which we can use to demonstrate which form is superior.


(This post is inspired by Coolmate's recent HSC challenging bio questions posting)
As someone who likes a good table, I agree.

Much easier to translate off a table than off a wheel when you're in a hurry! :)
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