Tom Sawyer Perspectives is advanced graphics-based software for building enterprise-class graph and data visualization and analysis applications. It is a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) with a graphics-based design and preview environment. Tom Sawyer Perspectives combines the company's visualization, layout, and analysis technology with an elegant platform architecture. Tom Sawyer Perspectives implements the Tom Sawyer Software data visualization reference architecture.
Tom Sawyer Perspectives enables developers to quickly develop production-quality data-oriented visualization applications. Two graphic modules — the Designer and Previewer — are used to build applications to visualize and analyze the specific data that drives each project. Using the Designer, developers define schema, data sources, bindings, rules, views, filters, and searches. Additionally, they can also use the Designer to specify custom toolbars, tooltips, context menus, and graphical viewing and editing behaviors. With the Previewer, they can iteratively view the application design without needing to recompile. When used together, the Designer and Previewer provide an efficient round-trip process that dramatically speeds up application development.
Tom Sawyer Perspectives is architected to enhance design sharing and reuse and to ease application maintenance through four distinctive innovations:
Tom Sawyer Perspectives provides a foundation for building enterprise-class data relationship visualization and analysis infrastructure that can dynamically update data from disparate data sources into a unified data model. Further, a powerful federated data commit facility enables writing back to these data sources. New capabilities can be incrementally added without impacting existing designs as the requirements for various applications evolve within an organization.
An easy-to-use design environment simplifies development tasks, such as schema definition, data integration, view definition, and filter and search design. Extensive APIs are provided for additional customization.
Model integration APIs allow developers to populate a Tom Sawyer Perspectives data model from an existing in-memory application data model. Tom Sawyer Perspectives also offers a model event system that enables customer applications to listen to changes in the Tom Sawyer Perspectives data model as they occur. Customer applications can then perform processing to keep their application data model up to date.
Data integration for structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, with federated update and commit facilities, support using disparate and distributed data types.
Available views facilitate visual analysis from different perspectives.
Layout styles enable the dynamic exploration of prominent data relationships. Our software supports global, incremental, and constraint-based layout with full support for nested diagrams and labeling.
Graph analysis enables next-generation applications that effectively address pressing analytic problems. Available methods include clustering and partitioning, dependency, impact and root-cause analysis, path finding, traversals, network flow, and social network analysis.
Viewing techniques include flexible filtering, attribute-driven search, synchronized selection and highlighting, overviews, panning and link navigation, and marquee, focal, and interactive zooming. Complexity management techniques include support for nested drawings with drill-down, and collapse and expand.
Drawings can be saved and restored across user sessions.
Print preview, multi-page print, and image export to GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, and SVG are provided.
Tom Sawyer Perspectives can be applied to a wide variety of industry settings, including energy, financial services, network management, defense and intelligence, healthcare, enterprise software, and others. Try our online example applications to see how Tom Sawyer Perspectives might apply to your industry.
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