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Another very important difference between the two tools is that the EE editor is really for end users to build simple dashboards. CDE is mainly targeted at developers and provides great flexibility, allowing for construction of very powerful and beautiful data visualizations taking full advantage of protovis.

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Cover of Pentaho Business Analytics Cookbook

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EE Dashboard editor is great for simple dashboards, but I really want to look into CDE for some high usage dashboards.