has introduced Aabel, a new dynamic data management, processing and charting application for Mac OS X. The package also includes a Mac OS 9.x version for users who are moving from the traditional operating system to the new one.
A unique pipeline architecture makes Aabel the first mainstream software package that allows simultaneous data analysis and charting from multiple worksheets and/or databases (native to the application), according to the folks at Gigawiz. In addition to a wide range of charts, Aabel includes built-in complex statistical and other numerical methods.
Worksheets are Aabel’s data store, and act as a dynamic data source for data charting and processing. The app provides tools for quality control of numeric data and supports numeric, text, date, time, direction, dip, strike and cartographic coordinate data types. It has a built-in formula editor and can contain integrated map projection tools for cartographic coordinate transformations.
Aabel databases can hold any combination of Aabel worksheets, and folders for organizing worksheets. They can be created and maintained using standard Mac operating system functions such as import file, drag and drop, and click and select. Data can be charted from individual worksheets, or from whole Aabel databases.
The Graphic Viewer is Aabel’s interface for data visualization and charting, and can simultaneously work with data from several worksheets and databases. It provides a wide range of 1D, 2D and 3D charts including multi-column multi-variable column graphs, as well as flexible chart customizing tools. All 3D charts are drawn dynamically, and can be rotated along any axis in real-time. The Graphic Viewer allows direct interaction with data sources, and interactive data filtering. A full suite of tools for drawing graphic objects and graphic text on charts is provided.
Aabel provides tools for data filtering based on user defined criteria (comparable to a database search). In addition, subsets of data or entire worksheets or databases can be filtered without a limiting criteria. Data filtering in Aabel is interactive and can be performed at any stage during data charting and processing. The results are always dynamically updated on charts currently using the data.
Aabel supports exporting charts and graphics using PDF and EPS formats, as well as PICT, BMP, JPEG, MacPaint, Photoshop, PNG, QuickTime Image, SGI Image, TGA, TIFF or any new format that will be supported by QuickTime. In addition to the formula editor in Aabel worksheets, the application provides a Data Manipulator that allows custom data processing from worksheets and databases. The manipulator allows interactive data filtering to enable data processing based on user-defined criteria/search.
The results of data processing are dynamically updated on charts that are using the data. They’re stored in generated worksheets, and can be graphically represented using charts. The Aabel Graphic Viewer also includes built-in cluster Analysis and related charts.
Aabel is US$349 for a single standard license, and $249 for a single educational/academic license. The price includes native versions of Aabel for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x, a printed user guide (300 pages) and support files.