Hi everybody !
First, thanks for your fantastic work on tropy. I use it in ancient history for data, and it’s gorgeous.
I am obliged to share with you my use of tropy so that you can understand my request. Sorry in advance for the length of this message…
I use tropy for a database for my ancient history research. I am working on subaltern criticism in Rome.
I extract quotations that I use for different things. Sometimes it is about exchanges between a subordinate and a “superior”, sometimes it is about political or philosophical considerations about critical activity, and so on.
I sort out these quotations using the list system : I have a “subordinate critical” list, a “conceptualization of critical activity” list, etc.
Then, I use columns that I have customized to associate metadata to these extracts.
For example, for the “subaltern critics” I have columns for “speaker status”, “receiver status”, “form of criticism”, etc.
For excerpts on the “conceptualisation of critical activity”, I have other columns such as “Philosophical School”, “intertextuality”, etc.
The problem is that I am forced to have all the columns at the same time whatever the nature of my quotation. I was wondering if it was possible to make the visible columns specific to a particular list.
If this is not possible, maybe there would be another way to make the metadata appear in a specific way so that they can be sorted quickly?
I hope my explanation is not too confusing.
Once again thank you for the great work you are doing on this software.