DataStation 0.3.0 Release Notes
It is now fully supported and documentation to run DataStation as a server application. This is useful if you frequently switch devices or if you are working on a team. The projects you edit on the server can be shared/viewed/edited by the entire team.
To run the server mode, you will need a PostgreSQL database and an OIDC-compatible authentication service such as Google Accounts. The install steps and provided script are for systems that use systemd (so recent Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, Amazon Linux, etc.) but you could manually adjust the steps for running in a containerized environment. Read the install guide for complete details.
When running the server there is now a tab for showing all graphs and tables for the page in read-only mode. This makes it easy for you to share the results of an exploration with folks who may not want to make modifications. In the future there will be a concept of user permissions where some users will only be able to view the dashboard tab and not make edits to the project.
Scheduled Recurring Email Exports
When running the server there is now a tab for scheduling daily, weekly, or monthly runs of a project page Every day, week, or month the entire page is reevaluated from top to bottom. All graph and table panels on that page are sent as an HTML email to the recipients of your choice. You will need to configure an SMTP server for this to work.
- You can now configure the display width of graphs to improve readability
- You can now refer to the results of other panels by panel name (e.g.
prev = DM_getPanel('fetch csv results'))
- All panel details are collapsible
- You can toggle between unique colors or one color in graph mode
- You can now create line graphs in addition to bar graphs and pie charts
- Panels run significantly faster by lazily loading code for evaluation during each run
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How you can help
If you are a developer or engineering manager, install DataStation and start using it at work! Report bugs and usability issues (there are surely many). Get in touch if you are interested in being a design partner.
If you are an investor, get in touch.
New release! This makes DataStation available on the server where you can get read-only dashboards and recurring email exports of projects.— DataStation (@multiprocessio) November 18, 2021
Also improvements to install time on Windows, faster panel runs, and more!https://t.co/A7mMTKMF7C pic.twitter.com/hghhOICddd