MPO Explorer: Sensitivity Analysis
In this example, we will use the Sensitivity Analysis tool in StarDrop’s MPO Explorer module to check if the ranking of compounds in a data set is sensitive to any of the criteria or importance values in a scoring profile. This is important to consider because, if the compounds we would choose are very sensitive to a property criterion, we should carefully consider if this criterion is appropriate to avoid missing potentially valuable opportunities. This analysis can also help to determine if different values for a criterion would have an impact on the strategy for a project, for example if there is a disagreement regarding the most appropriate criterion to use. If the ranking of compounds is essentially unchanged within a reasonable range of values, this means that the scoring profile can be used with confidence that the ultimate selection will be robust to the chosen criteria.