Vanilla Air – R Tools

Dear Readers,

A fantastic update of Vanilla Air last week, R-Tools ! (thanks again Kevin !)

R-Tools is a first set of 6 functions/wizard to generate R code, with focus on recoding dataset :

  1. Date to Age Conversion : Switch a date to a number (age) … when you have a birthdate, you will get a number
  2. Age to Range conversion : From a number (age), create new classes (age range) … from a number, build a range
  3. New classification Group : Create new level in a dimension … for example : when you have country column and want a continent column
  4. New Calculated Column : Apply a calcul on a column … take an object, and apply a formula on it
  5. Filter Column : Filter your dataset … it will gives you a new dataset, filtered using your own filter
  6. Recode Column : Modify a column value, useful to correct wrong information in your dataset

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We will continue to add new wizard for R code generation, to help the masses to develop their own R program. There are so many areas to create Wizard interface : to create package (data package, function package), to embed geovisualization “in one click”, to help user to analyze their datasets or create their Markdown documents, etc ….

Technical note : those functions take benefit of 3 R packages : eeptools, dplyr and plyr

… some companies are building softwares – like we do – other are writing vaporware roadmap in powerpoint … just chose the right platform !

Have Fun !

Patrick

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  • we are Serious : in our business, in our development approach & roadmap … we don’t confuse platform & roadmap … we are SERIOUS
  • Vanilla is Secured : who can break Vanilla platform ? Vanilla rocks !!! Vanilla meets expectation & promises : its 300% guaranty : customers want a result … we keep it easy !
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Today, Vanilla powers Military department, Defense Ministry, Finance Ministry, Private Bank and Nation wide Financial institution, Hospital & Hospital Network, Firemen Organisation, Police Department in numerous contries …. Vanilla rocks ! Vanilla delivers ! Vanilla is Secured !

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Have Fun ! … just review where you burn your budget, why you burn it, who take benefit of it ! … 200% it’s not your users !!!

Patrick

Vanilla 5.2 – Server Update

Dear Readers,

Another key feature with Vanilla 5.2 : Automatic Server Update process. If Vanilla administrators enable this feature (it’s a parameter in vanilla.property file), they will get alert when new patchs are available (on top right of the interface, with indication of the number of patchs available), and they can process to patchs download and installation. As easy as in any programs you run on your laptop 🙂

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Objective is to make your life easy, to avoid new installation just for some new patchs and to secure your sever upgrade through an automatic process

Have Fun !

Patrick

Vanilla 5.2 – Introduction to WebMeta

Dear Readers,

Many times, after installation of a Vanilla server, users “want to see” : so, they can run the default reports available with the platform. But when it comes to view the result using their own data, the step is sometimes a little too high to get it : they need to install Vanilla Metadata Studio, sometimes fix a JVM issue or JAVA_HOME issue, then develop a Metadata on their database, publish it on the server, etc … it’s not complicated, but clearly : without assistance, it may takes some times.

With Vanilla 5.2, we provide a new module WebMeta, to solve this burden. WebMeta allows developers and early adopters to create their own Vanilla Metadata using a simple Web interface.

Vanilla WebMeta

Vanilla WebMeta

WebMeta doesn’t replace Vanilla Metadata studio, but is more for database connection testing purpose, usually after a first Vanilla installation, when developer want to  browse their own data without delay, and they have no time and no knowledge to install and run Vanilla Metadata

Data Source can be of any kind : database, Hadoop nosql database, text file, Web Services or Excel file can be source of data for the platform

 I created a simple video (1 mn) to introduce WebMeta

Have Fun !

Patrick