We’re proud to announce a major product update that we’re calling ... Graphext Fluid.
Data science should be an interactive cycle, giving analysts the autonomy to make reactive decisions and adapt their projects on the fly. To reflect this, we’re making Graphext more dynamic and more flexible so analysts can move faster from raw data to insights.
Automatic Projects - Instantly explore your data with projects created as you upload data.
New Data Table - A smart tabular presentation offering value summaries and ways to grow analysis.
Cast Variable Types - Change the types of your variables on the fly.
New Variable Manager - Group, describe, move, pin and hide columns using variable cards.
Visualize with Plot - Plug your data into a range of common chart types and find patterns (guidance).
Create Graphs & Model Data - Layer on advanced data analysis steps like predictive models and clustering.
"Data analytics is iterative - you check the data, explore it, create models and you move back and forth. Fluid is about adapting Graphext so that it helps analysts to analyze data in a more natural way. At the same time, we’re adding major features that make Graphext more powerful."
- Victoriano Izquierdo, Graphext CEO & Co-founder
Alongside the release of Graphext Fluid, we’re excited to launch affordable pricing options on our website in the very near future. Soon, new customers will be able to pay using credit or debit cards through our website. We’ve designed our new pricing tiers to help you easily scale your plan as and when you need it. But if your just looking to try Graphext out ... our free accounts remain the same and will always be there.
As soon as you upload a dataset to Graphext, we’ll create a project for you to explore its contents. Exploratory data analysis is critical to getting familiar with datasets and involves inspection, visualisation and simple transformation. By creating an initial project for you to work with, we’ve pushed all of the decisions further down the line so you immediately have a chance to get to know your data.
Automatic projects are created with any new dataset you upload or integrate with Graphext. Whether you upload a simple CSV file or set up a PostgreSQL database integration, you’ll get an automatic project to explore. Open up automatic projects and get instant feedback on your datasets using Plot or Compare to visualize simple variable or value patterns.
Tabular representations can be so much more than endless rows of data points. Our new Data table presents value distributions, organizes variable names and descriptions and lets you filter, hide, pin, sort and search for variables.
But more than this, use the Data panel as a workspace to grow and adapt your projects. Data is also home to Graphext’s data enrichments, data transformations and data modelling/network algorithms. In Graphext Fluid, you can add all of these analysis steps to your project on the fly.
You can now change the type of variables inside of your project. Previously, variable types remained fixed inside projects. But as knowledge of a dataset increases, hypotheses can change. Changing the types of variables from inside of a project gives analysts more power to adapt their dataset at any point - a flexibility that can be very useful when applying Graphext’s predictive models to your datasets.
To cast variables, use the Wizard to Start a Project from inside your Data panel. Then, click on the icon next to any variable name and change its type to another from the dropdown list.
We’ve completely redesigned the management of variables in Graphext making it more intuitive to group, describe and organize the columns in your dataset. Our new variable manager brings together everything you need to manage columns in your data into one central hub, featuring draggable interactive cards to add descriptive information and tags to your columns.
Use the variable manager icon at the top of your right variable sidebar to bring up the variable manager, then start organizing the variables in your data. Add tags to group similar variables together throughout your project, hide variables or use the description text box to clarify more complex ones.
As you might already know ... Plot is a space to visualize simple patterns in your data. It contains a range of common data science chart types like histograms, bar charts, time-series charts, box plots and heat maps that you can use to instantly visualize value distributions.
Plot is a fundamental component of Graphext Fluid because exploring data visually is one of the best ways to expose insights that will guide and direct further analysis. Open up Plot in your automatically created project to start visualising key variable and value patterns.
You can now add advanced analytics steps like predictive models and Graphs that cluster your data to Graphext projects - on the go. Rather than building new projects as you level up your analysis, Graphext Fluid lets you add steps like clustering and NLP transformations using the Data panel inside your existing project. This way, analysts can get to know their datasets better before deciding which models to use and how to apply them.
To add a Graph and/or Model to your project head to the associated panel in the top menu bar of your project and click Create Graph or Create Model. This will bring up the setup wizard where you can choose which kind of analysis you want to conduct. Follow the wizard steps to configure your Graph or Model.
Checking the box to overwrite your project will add the Graph or Model to your existing project, whereas leaving the box unchecked will tell Graphext to make another version of your project containing the Graph or Model.