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Code:attributeexplorerRoe2000
Title:Attribute Explorer (General Version)
Author:Chris Roe
Date:Feb-2000
Type:model
Funding:PhD - PhD thesis
Short description:A tool for visual data exploration
EM Technologies:tkeden, %eden, %scout, %donald, execute HOD
Keywords:tool, HCI
empublic references:attributeexplorernnRoe2000, restaurantRoe2000
EMpress references:paper54, paperATTEXP
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Tour:README

This model was inspired by a visit to IBM's Ease of use research group.
One of the models they demonstrated was a Java version of the Attribute Explorer, based on an idea by Bob Spence of Imperial College, London. This is an implementation of that tool using TkEden. I gave a presentation to Bob Spence and the Ease of use research group on our version of the Attribute Explorer and its possibilities (see the slides at ...). One of the most striking things about it was the fact that the engine of our version fitted onto one piece of A4 paper, the rest of the code was to write the visualisations from scratch. This model allows you to enter data for a number of fields from a list and then see the results in a bar chart format. Scrollbars can be dragged and resized to formulate interactive queries on the data. By moving the mouse over elements of data the details are displayed in another window. The draggable scrollbar widgets and draggable windows were developed for the first time for TkEden in this model. See the README file for detailed instructions and examples on how to use the Attribute Explorer and for limitations and possibilities for future work.

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BACKUP_de.e_.e 22168 04:22 PM Mar 17 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
FEATURES 804 04:16 PM Mar 17 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
README 4412 10:04 PM Apr 24 2002 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
README.xml 1883 04:03 PM Aug 13 2002 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
Run.e 79 09:25 PM Apr 24 2002 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
TemperatureData.e 10655 03:15 PM Mar 08 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
TemperatureData.new.e 10646 02:31 PM Mar 08 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
Testdat.dat 463 11:32 AM Mar 24 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
ashdata.dat 64517 05:33 PM Mar 07 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
crewin.e 14087 05:40 PM Aug 10 2001 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
cw.e 14065 04:28 PM Jul 02 2001 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
de.e 22288 10:36 PM Apr 24 2002 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
difvers 123 03:26 PM Mar 15 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
e_lists.e 1298 02:59 PM Mar 17 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
e_lists.e.save 1178 02:24 PM May 03 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
general.gif 12526 02:01 PM Mar 23 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
old_de.e 39997 12:11 PM Mar 02 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
oldcrewin.e 6538 02:57 PM Mar 02 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
soha_fdata.dat 1386 09:49 AM Mar 20 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
soha_fdata2.dat 1793 09:54 AM Mar 20 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017
tempdat.dat 868 05:46 PM Mar 07 2000 12:18 PM Jul 27 2017

empublic system initially created by Ashley Ward with assistance from Chris Roe and Meurig Beynon.