Create Example Sets from the "Repository" Tab.
More often than not, when I introduce RapidMiner to customers and they want me to create a quick process to show something (e.g. a process, an algorithm, something), it feels cumbersome to have to go to the Views menu on the top, then load the Data Editor panel, then create a new example set, configure it... and after a number of clicks, have something working. When that is not the case, I usually have a database that I have to import and work with the data, or have an Excel file, or...
The thing is, wouldn't it be much easier to go to the Repository panel, pick a repository, a subfolder, and have a menu named "Create a new example set here" right from that panel, ready for editing? It's less steps, and given that people always go from general to particular, it's much easier to give a name to a Repository and then focus on what data should go into that repository.
I know it is contradictory with the "Store Process Here" button because it works the other way round, but the thing is that there is a new menu to create a new process, while example sets can just be created from the Data Editor (unless I forgot something). It would be much easier and quicker to do all the quick prototyping inside RapidMiner, rather than moving back and forth towards the Spreadsheet Editor and/or a database.
What do you think? All the best.
by the way, it's fairly easy to add new Custom Actions e.g. right clicking on an item and create an interaction. I got a tutorial how to write this somewhere.
The tricky part would be to implement the pop up of data editor. That's "Spring magic" and too much for me to do.
Hi @mschmitz! Do you mind to point me to that tutorial? I found this one about creating extensions yesterday, found some more interesting stuff on the RapidMiner Maven repository regarding writing extensions and stuff, but I suspect that since you are talking about custom actions it might be easier to go that way.
Thanks in advance!
i've just realzied that we've not published it yet.
I will double check with @sgenzer and team were to push it and sent my draft to you via email.
Oh, ok, no worries then! I have plenty of stuff to play with before tweaking some interface usability things here and there. Thanks for your feedback, Martin!