New Release: Dynamic Filters

Oct 27, 2008 at 5:34 PM
Edited Oct 27, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Version of  the .NetMap Excel 2007 Template, released on October 27, 2008, adds a feature we're calling "dynamic filters."  This is a set of range sliders that can be adjusted to hide and show vertices and edges in real time.  By "real time," I mean you don't have to click the Read Workbook button to see the results -- they happen as soon as you move a slider.  If you have a "Tie Strength" column on the Edges worksheet, for example, a Tie Strength range slider will let you show only those edges with a tie strength between 2 and 100.  Move the upper slider from 100 to 50, and some of the edges will immediately disappear from the graph pane.

Click the "Dynamic Filters" button in the graph pane to use this feature.

The dynamic filters are based on research done at the University of Maryland by Drs. Adam Perer and Ben Shneiderman.  Ben and Adam worked with us on the design.

-- Tony