[Thuban-list] first stabs at a "visual" classifier

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Mon Jul 21 17:45:47 CEST 2003

Hi Daniel,

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 04:28:10PM -0500, Daniel Calvelo wrote:
> In the attachment you will find a set of files and a patch against what was
> the June 20th CVS. They provide the beginnings of a custom classifier. Let me
> elaborate.
> The patch adds a "Custom breaks" option to the class generator. When selected,
> it opens a graphical display of the selected field that includes: a histogram
> (a slider controls the number of bins used), a "pointgram" (a point, or rather
> a vertical bar for each data value) and a set of triangular markers indicating
> breaks. These markers can be deleted (double-click) and added (single-click on
> a new location). They represent cut points from which a set of ranges will be
> generated.
> It's visually awful, and lacks useful tricks like value display, a grid-like
> positioning method and true sliding capabilities for the markers, but it gives
> good visual clues  for manual classification of field values.
> Let me know if it's worth enhancing. In coding it, I found several ways in
> which it might become a permanent display for the other classifiers, as a
> visual guide, but that would require severe tweaking with the classification
> infrastructure.

thanks for sending this piece of code. It looks promising (there are
currently some flaws in it).
We would like to incorporate it into Thuban, but don't have the time
to stabilize this feature on our own for 1.0.

If your time permits, it would be great if you could work on
this feature. We would incorporate it into the CVS for this purpose.
Then you can produce diff's against the CVS version which would
make it easier for us to incorporate updates. (BTW: diff -u or
diff -c would be nicer than just a diff).

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