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TIBCO Spotfire for Developers

Book Description

Spotfire can give your organization the competitive edge through better analysis and visual presentation of business intelligence and this book will show you how. A guided tour of all the essential features of Spotfire.

  • Install a development environment on your own desktop/laptop

  • A hands-on guide with many step-by-step instructions and screenshots, to enable faster assimilation of concepts and theories

  • Learn to create several visualization types including: bar chart, pie chart, scatter plot and box plot

  • In Detail

    Given the amount of competition and the recent economic downturn, corporations have to provide the best services in the most efficient way. Analytics help businesses understand behaviors and patterns, identify and minimize waste, and provide process visibility. Spotfire is a latest generation Analytics Dashboard that enables the representation of relevant data in an intuitive fashion, fostering both rich visualizations and shortened analysis. It allows the highlighting and discovery of not only commonalities and anomalies but also relationships, all in reduced timeframes.

    "An introduction to the TIBCO Spotfire world, covering the main concepts and features of the platform in a very fast-paced style. From the installation procedure to the loading of heterogeneous data and the creation and manipulation of several visualization types, you will gain hands-on experience with this very powerful analytics tool.

    Starting by introducing you to the platform and its architecture, this helpful guide will show you how to install a standalone working environment. You will then learn about data loading and visualization creation, using several graph types, and also journey through the features of filtering, data preparation, transformation, and layout definition. Finally, you will master library creation and deployment, as well as web player usage. With this book, you will become familiar with all the required functionalities and concepts to start working with the Spotfire technology..

    Table of Contents

    1. TIBCO Spotfire for Developers
      1. Table of Contents
      2. TIBCO Spotfire for Developers
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewer
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
        7. Downloading the color images of this book
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. The Spotfire Architecture Overview
        1. TIBCO Spotfire
        2. Spotfire platform 5.x
        3. Summary
      9. 2. Setting Up a Development Environment
        1. Installation prerequisites
          1. Hardware
          2. Software
        2. Installing the Spotfire environment
          1. TIBCO Spotfire Server
            1. Verifying the DB installation
            2. Downloading Spotfire Server
            3. Preparing the server database
            4. Installing Spotfire Server
            5. Installing database vendor drivers
            6. Configuring Spotfire Server
          2. TIBCO Spotfire Professional
            1. Downloading Spotfire Professional
            2. Installing Spotfire Server client packages
            3. Installing Spotfire Professional
          3. TIBCO Spotfire Web Player Server
            1. Configuring Microsoft IIS
            2. Downloading Spotfire Web Player Server
            3. Installing Spotfire Web Player Server
          4. Final installation status
        3. Configuration and administration post installation
          1. TIBCO Spotfire Server
            1. Configuration
            2. Administration
              1. Administration console
              2. Opening logs and diagnostics
          2. TIBCO Spotfire Web Player Server
            1. Configuration
            2. Diagnostics
            3. Logging and monitoring
        4. Summary
      10. 3. Creating Visualizations
        1. Data
          1. Data loading
            1. Loading a text file
            2. Loading an Excel file
            3. Loading from databases
        2. Visualization types
          1. Tables
          2. Bar Charts
          3. Line Charts
          4. Pie Charts
          5. Scatter Plots
          6. Box Plots
          7. The text area
        3. Details visualizations
        4. Summary
      11. 4. Mastering Visualizations
        1. Filtering
          1. Filter types
          2. Customizing the filters
          3. Filtering schemes
          4. Applying filters
          5. Hierarchies
          6. Marking and Details-on-Demand
        2. Preparing and transforming the data
          1. Adding a data table
          2. Inserting data table columns
          3. Inserting data table rows
          4. Data transformation
          5. Pivoting data
          6. Unpivoting data
          7. Calculating and replacing a column
          8. Calculating a new column
          9. Changing the column name
          10. Changing the column data type
          11. Replacing the data table
          12. Column matches
            1. The automatic mode
            2. The manual mode
          13. Relations
        3. Multiple data tables in one visualization
        4. The visualization layout
          1. Pages
          2. Libraries
          3. Web Player Server
        5. Computational analytics
          1. Regression modeling/the linear regression model
          2. Information designer
        6. Summary
      12. Index