VVI updates Graph Palette, releases Web Signal

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VVI has updated its Interface Builder Vvidget Graph Palette and released a new application called Web Signal.

The Vvidget Palette for Interface Builder includes a view for adding basic charts to applications. Graphs, charts and diagrams start out as template documents that can be edited with Vvidget Builder and stored in your own configuration folder. That template is then retrieved and modified by the attributes you assigned within the Interface Builder implementation and your application.

By setting up multiple template folders, you can customize styles for different purposes. Any graph or figure made with the graph palette can be exported to the interactive layout application, Vvidget Builder, with the click of a button, for markup and to gain access to thousands of tunable attributes and added features.

The improvements in the updated Interface Builder Vvidget Graph Palette include new templates and the ability to accept more formats, color tables, and solid color types. The bar and column chart axis labels can now be assigned text labels; previously, they were fixed or numeric only. The update also supports distributed processing, which can use multiple servers in order to fulfill its data requests.

The Interface Builder documentation sections have been expanded and are arranged in a more methodical manner. Additionally, a documentation link button has been added to the Graph View Interface Builder Attribute Inspector.

The Graph Palette is part of the Vvidget User product, a Mac OS X compatible solution for the layout of graph-based figures. It includes drawing widgets, tools, pre-made palette graphics, and document layout features for creating and editing graphs and data-oriented and general graphics. Vvidget User costs US$149 for a single user license and $89 for a student license.

Web Signal -- also a part of Vvidget User -- is a programmable Web data plotting application that lets you find dynamic data from Web sites and plot it out in real time. With it you can:

  • Point Web Signal to a financial site and plot price, volume or other dynamic data for your stocks;
  • Point it to Web servers in remote system acquisition, spacecraft, and sensors to plot their output.
  • Point it to NOAA-NWS (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service) and plot out temperature, humidity or other weather information from any city;
  • Point it to a computer and plot any of its parameters using your own script.
  • Write your own CGI, ASP, or other Web application service in whatever language you wish.
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