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Tutorial On Tibco Spotfire

April, 2012

Contents
Introduction: .............................................................................................................................. 3 Benefits : Top 5 Reasons Why Spotfire Analytics is Better and Smarter. .............................. 3 Who is this tutorial for: .......................................................................................................... 4 Prerequisites: ............................................................................................................................. 4 What you get from the tutorial: ............................................................................................. 4 Chapters Overview: .................................................................................................................... 5 Load your data: .......................................................................................................................... 6 Data Visualisation: ..................................................................................................................... 7 Customize your Dashboard: ......................................................................................................8 Using Spotfire Visualization: Examples ....................................................................................8 Example 1: Goods Per Type Per Gender ................................................................................8 Example 2:Total Sales per age group per gender.................................................................. 11 Example 3 : Data Relationships Regression ........................................................................ 14 Sharing Result: ........................................................................................................................ 16

Introduction:
From interactive dashboards and data visualizations to predictive analytics, Spotfire Analytics is an enterprise analytics platform that helps business and technical users quickly get to actionable insight. Spotfire Analytics helps users at every level of the organization seize new business opportunities and evade risks by providing unmatched speed & flexibility so data can be visually analyzed quickly, without requiring IT intervention.

Benefits : Top 5 Reasons Why Spotfire Analytics is Better and Smarter.


Clarity of Visualization : Spotfire Analytics visual and exploratory experience brings clarity to decision making. Ask rapid-fire questions, spot trends and outliers, filter, and slice and dice data at the speed of thought. Spotfire Analytics patented visual interactivity allows anyone to dive into data and quickly emerge with answers even to unanticipated questions. Freedom of Spreadsheets: Spotfire Analytics gives users the ultimate freedom to control data, without having to suffer over static, slow or incomplete reports or be frustrated with data extraction, manipulation, merging and (especially!) macros. A single free dimensional Spotfire analysis replaces hundreds of pre-canned reports and spreadsheets, giving you the ultimate freedom to add new data and ask new questions on the fly, with absolutely no scripting required. Relevance of Applications : Spotfire Analytics adapts to any data, application and business process. A configured Spotfire application delivers the kind of tailored functionality usually only found in custom or commercial applications, at a fraction of the cost and with dramatically improved ease-of-use. Applications with process-specific links to data, visualizations, computations and work flow can be configured in minutes or hours, not weeks or months.

Confidence of Statistics: Accelerate research, Improve product quality, Segment customers, Optimize supply chains, Identify fraud and leakage these and other business mandates of course benefit from interactive applications, but they also critically rely on appropriate and accurate calculations and algorithms. Spotfire puts powerful models and predictive analytics from your brightest minds under the hood, smoothly blending them into the interactive user experience. Increase the confidence of every decision maker without subjecting them to the complexities of statistics.

Reach of Reports: With Spotfire Analytics, users can publish *any* Spotfire application to the Web in a single click. From simple dashboards to highly process specific, model driven, analytic applications, users anywhere in the business can simply open a web browser link and begin making better

decisions with Spotfire. Interactive visual applications can go anywhere reports can go, so what are you waiting for?

Who is this tutorial for:


TIBCO Spotfire makes it easy for you to access, analyze and create dynamic reports on your data. It delivers immediate value whether you are a market researcher, a sales representative, a scientist or a process engineer by letting you quickly identify trends and patterns in your critical business data. Spotfire can access data in a number of places such as on your desktop or in a network file system. It can even access your data if it is located in remote databases, without you having to involve your IT department each time you wish to ask a new question. Spotfire lets you filter your data interactively, and gives you answers instantly. It also lets you rapidly create clear and concise, yet sleek and colorful visualizations in the form of bar charts, cross tables, scatter plots and many more valuable tools that will help you respond to events that affect your business. And finally, Spotfire lets you share your results. Static reports can be limiting to good business in this fast-paced world of data, and Spotfire allows you to create dynamic reports that help you to ask new questions, as well as be able to quickly turn your reports into instant presentations to show to your colleagues and customers.

Prerequisites:
System Requirement: o o o o o OS: MS Windows 7; vista; XP SP3. Processor: 1 GHz. RAM: 512 MB ( minimum recommended). Hard Disk Space: Approx 90 MB. Further Details: http://support.spotfire.com/sr_spotfire_silverspotfire.asp

Register and Download: o use the link: https://silverspotfire.tibco.com/us/download

Start Up and Login:

o Launch the Spotfire Client and login with your credentials. What you get from the tutorial:
TIBCO Spotfire is an analytics and business intelligence platform that allows customers to perform in-depth analysis on their data through the use of predictive and complex statistics

Spotfire Analytics platform meets the needs of all users -- from data scientists, ad-hoc users, and dashboard consumers to domain- specific applications, to event-driven real-time analysis, to powerful predictive analytics -- from a single architecture. Distributed in-memory processing gives instant answers and frees up IT cycles and can scale high-speed analytics to thousands of users and millions of rows of data. It integrates with existing enterprise data sources and security models, and provides IT with a centralized means to administer and deploy analytics across the enterprise. In addition, Spotfire Analytics puts powerful models and predictive analytics under the hood, smoothly blending them into the interactive user experience and ensuring that our dashboards are not only beautiful, but also telling you the real story. Traditional reports and dashboards are notoriously ambiguous. Although they may appear convincing, they could be dangerously misleading. The truth is, there are often hidden relationships, patterns, and future trends in data that can only be coaxed out with real analytics from Spotfire software.

Chapters Overview:
In this tutorial we will highlights three important task that we can do with TIBCO Spotfire : Step 1: Load your data. You can quickly & easily import data into TIBCO Spotfire from just about any data source. Spotfire provide facilities to import data from excel, SAS and data bases Step 2: Visualize your data. As soon as you load your data , Spotfire will automatically create a brilliant dashboard, complete with filters. It's that easy. Step 3: Customize your dashboards. Change colors. Arrange filters. Adjust sliders. Add more visualization. Even load more data from other sources right on the spot, if needed. Gain instant insight with TIBCO Spotfire. Step 4: Share your insights. Publish your custom dashboard to the TIBCO Spotfire cloud with just a few clicks. Let others see what you've seen. Share selectively, or let the whole world see.

Load your data:


Sources of Data Import: Pasting from clipboard. From simple text files. Microsoft excel Files. SAS Files. Database. Information Link.

Load Data from File, Text, Excel: Click on File> Open. Browse to the file click Open. Look through the preview and make settings as desired for the data set > click OK.

The data type of the columns could be selected as Integer, Real, Currency, date , Time etc. The row type be selected as Data Row, Ignore, Name Row and Type Row.

The data in a particular file could be normalized, could be used for computation of additional columns using relational operators, the column names could be formattedsome of the features of data set manipulations. Multiple data files could be added to the existing files. The relationship between the columns of the files could be defined.

Data Visualisation:
The various visualizations offered by the tool are: o Table o Cross Table o Graphical Table o Bar Chart o Line Chart o Combination Chart o Pie Chart o Scatter Plot o 3D Scatter Plot o Map Chart o Tree Map o Heat Map o Parallel Coordinate Plot o Summary Table o Box Plot

Customize your Dashboard:


The properties for the selected visualization could be set: o Data: Data could be highlighted using markings, also selected markings could be included, omitted. o Data: Data to be included could be limited using filter schemes. o Data: Data to be shown could be limited using expressions. o Appearance, Format, Fonts can be defined. o X-axis, Y-axis: Columns, Scale Order, inclusion of slider and grid lines, Label View. o Color, Label, Tooltip properties can be added to desired values. Multiple Visualizations on a page could be viewed in the following patterns: o Arrange Evenly o Arrange Side by Side o Arrange Stacked o Maximize Active

Using Spotfire Visualization: Examples


Visualizations For the data file StoreSales.txt we generate the following visualization: o Goods Per Type Per Gender. o Total Sales Per Age Group Per Gender.

Example 1: Goods Per Type Per Gender:


o o o o o o o o o o o o o Select Pie Chart as the visualization: Insert > New Visualization > Pie Chart. In the dropdown- Color By : Select (Column Names) In the dropdown- Sector Size By: Select Select Columns.. In the selection box now: Select the column Electronics and Add apply the aggregation Sum to it. Select the column Furniture and Add apply the aggregation Sum to it. Select the column Garden and Add apply the aggregation Sum to it. Select the column Groceries and Add apply the aggregation Sum to it. Select the column Toys and Add apply the aggregation Sum to it. Right Click and Select Properties. Select Trellis . Check the radio button Rows and Columns . In Rows dropdown select Gender. Close.

1. Select Visualisation Pie chart

2. Select (Column Names) In dropdown Color By:

3. Select Select Columns.. In the dropdown Sector Size By:

4. Select the columns apply aggregation Sum to them click OK.

5. Right Click Select Properties In Trellis In the Rows dropdown Select Gender.

6. Output :Goods Per Type Per Gender

Example 2:Total Sales per age group per gender


Select Bar Chart as the visualization: Insert > New Visualization > Bar Chart. Right Click and Select Properties. o In Appearance check Stacked Bars Radio Button. o In Category Axis in dropdown Columns: select Age Group. o In Value Axis in dropdown Columns: select total.

In Colors in dropdown Columns: select gender.

1>Select bar chart for visualisation

2>Right click select Properties

3>In Appearance under Layout: check radio button Stacked Bars.

4> In Value Axis in dropdown Columns: select Total.

Output: Total Sales Per Age Group Per Gender

Example 3 : Data Relationships Regression


Steps to be followed : Go to Tools > Data Relationships. Select Linear Regression in the Dropdown Comparison Method. In the Available Y Columns add:Total. In the Available X Columns add: o Age Group o Customer Age o Electronics o Furniture o Garden o Groceries o Number of Purchases o Receipt Average o Toys o Click OK.

Sharing Result:
To export use File > Export. Export Options: o Image o Data o To Microsoft PowerPoint o To PDF o To HTML

Apart from options given above one has also option to put the result on web with different access rights for viewing/editing it . Apart from that the reports can be stored as library and then shared with others .