Category: IronPython

Exporting Spotfire to PDF with Action Control Button

Recent Spotfire versions include the ability to export visualizations, pages, or the entire analysis into a PDF from the File menu or even with an Action Control button.  Finally!  Version 7.12 includes extremely user friendly customization options while previous versions require some IronPython code:  we will address both here.

The 7.12 version gives the user an interface for customization that we could previously only access via IronPython.  Spotfire has delivered what many users for years have clamored for, so check it out after the break…

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Jason is a Junior Data Scientist at Ruths.ai with a Master’s degree in Predictive Analytics and Data Science from Northwestern University. He has experience with a multitude of machine learning techniques such as Random Forest, Neural Nets, and Hidden Markov Models. With a previous Master’s in Creative Writing, Jason is a fervent believer in the Oxford comma.

IronPython and JavaScript to refresh data tables at a set interval

  • Are you connecting to data sources that update frequently?
  • Would you like the DXP or web player file to reload data at a set interval?
  • Would you like the DXP or web player to reload without hitting the reload button?

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Guest Spotfire blogger residing in Whitefish, MT.  Working for SM Energy’s Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology team!

Unscrambling the Spotfire Text Area

  • Are you frustrated with the Spotfire Text Area?
  • Are you just getting started with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or jQuery?
  • Do you find all the different languages that can be implemented in Text Areas confusing?

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Guest Spotfire blogger residing in Whitefish, MT.  Working for SM Energy’s Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology team!

Two Data Sources: Exchanging One for Another

Sometimes data doesn’t come in the format we wish it would. I found myself in such a situation when I was working on a data set for a template that explores Olympic history.

Specifically, I was working with data on murdered Olympians. I had the name of the athlete, their gender, their country, their sport, and the notes on their death. Frustratingly though, the country came in the form of the ioc country code. I knew that meant it would be a pain to create a relation from this data to all the other data I had brought in for my Olympic analysis. And besides, ioc codes are not intuitive to read.

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