New Chapters in the User Manual

Published on Saturday, April 22, 2017 by Milos Gregor

In the "How To" section I have added new chapters for Stagraph documentation. I have added texts and pictures in two chapters, namely Data Preprocessing (5) and Visualization (6).

In the fifth chapter you will find a description of the data preprocessing options within the Stagraph. The documentation describes how you can use your SQL knowledge for combining, editing and statistical processing of imported datasets. The next chapter shows the possibilities of direct data editing in R language and finally the last chapter explores options of visual tools (GUI) use for data reshaping (tidyr R package).

The sixth chapter is currently unfinished. The first chapter describes the Grammar of Graphics, on which the data visualization is based. Other chapters describe how to work with the Plot Panel, how you can set the size of resulting visualization, how to define background maps (e.g. Google Maps), how to link data with visualization (via geometry layers) and how to work with individual aesthetics properties. This chapter lists all the aesthetic properties that can be used (e.g. size, color, alpha …), their definition options and help tools with which you can quickly and efficiently setup and create complex data visualizations. Finally, the chapter Geometries contains information on how to work with geometry layers.

Chapters containing the definition and use examples of individual geometries will be added soon. Chapters that have been added include enough material for you to start creating data visualizations in the Stagraph. The way of visualization creation in Stagraph is quite different from similar programs. After understanding the basics, however, you will find that this path is much simpler, faster and opens up completely new possibilities for you.