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Configuring the Spotfire Analysis

TIBCO Spotfire makes it easy for you to access, analyze and create dynamic reports on your data. It allows you to visualize and interact with your data to ask the questions needed to draw the right conclusions from your data.


The following image shows some of the main elements of TIBCO Spotfire. The different visualizations are the key to analyzing data in TIBCO Spotfire. However, features such as filters, expressions, data transformations, curve fits and many more can be used to further enhance your analyses.

The Spotfire user interface

The objective of the configuration sections of the Spotfire Technology Network is to give you an overview of what you can do in TIBCO Spotfire without the need to extend it using the APIs. It will give you brief explanations of the concepts and core elements used in TIBCO Spotfire and direct you to the appropriate pages of the online help for further information.

  • Configuring Data
    While the visualizations and different settings in TIBCO Spotfire are very important parts when setting up an analysis, the most fundamental part of an analysis file is the data itself.
  • Configuring Filters
    Filters are used to narrow down the selection of data shown in visualizations. With large sets of data, it is important to be able to focus on the relevant data and filter out data irrelevant to a specific question.
  • Configuring Pages
    Often, analysis files in TIBCO Spotfire consist of several pages. The navigation of these pages and the ability to direct users to certain parts of an analysis are important aspects when analysis files are shared between users.
  • Configuring Visualizations
    Visualizations are the key to analyzing data in TIBCO Spotfire. A variety of visualization types can be used to provide the best view of the data.
  • Configuring Expressions
    Expressions are used when you need to perform calculations on your data or when you need to create more advanced aggregations in your visualizations.
  • Configuring via Scripts
    Custom scripts can configure any part of an analysis and add behaviors to it without creating and deploying extensions. The IronPython script language can access any part of TIBCO Spotfire available in the public API.