JMP 13 Preview: Interactive HTML comes to Graph Builder
Aug 19, 2016 12:50 PM
With interactive HTML reports, you can easily share the results of your analysis with a broader community while retaining the ability to interact with graphs and data. All you need is a web browser.
Have you been asking for interactive HTML for Graph Builder? Your wait is almost over. And guess what? You can also make interactive HTML dashboards that look like this one!
Soon after interactive HTML became available for many JMP reports in JMP 11, customers began asking for interactive HTML Bubble Plots and Profilers. Once those two were added in the previous version of JMP, the development team started hearing one request repeatedly: “When are you going to do Graph Builder?”
And now they have!
“Graph Builder is the easiest way to create a graph, and it’s the front door to JMP for many customers. That’s why it was important to bring interactive HTML to Graph Builder,” says JMP developer Heman Robinson, who leads the team who work on interactive HTML in JMP.
It was the top voted feature request in the JMP User Community, and it’s here in JMP 13.
Let’s say you make a geographic map in Graph Builder and hit the “Done” button. When you save that map as interactive HTML, most of the Graph Builder features remain interactive in the report.
“We made the most of the work on Graph Builder and concentrated on the features that would benefit the most customers,” Heman says.
Interactive HTML is available in JMP 13 for the most popular features of these Graph Builder elements:
You’ll hear about how to use these new capabilities from Heman and fellow developers John Powell and Josh Markwordt here at the JMP Blog.
You’ll also hear about interactive HTML for dashboards, another popular customer request. In JMP 13, you can create custom layouts for dashboards with many more kinds of graphs, as in the image at the top of this post.
It’s fun and collaborative
Customers have been excited about interactive HTML output since it became available in JMP, and the development team is equally enthusiastic about working on it. “It’s cutting-edge technology and lets us make things interactive and accessible everywhere,” says Heman.
Josh enjoys “the unique challenge of taking a desktop application like JMP and adapting it to the web.”
And John likes that they get to work with other developers, helping them and learning from them. “We get to be involved in the whole product and pick up knowledge along the way,” he says.