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pypm install visualizer

How to install visualizer

  1. Download and install ActivePython
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type pypm install visualizer
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version 0.1a1 on Jan 5th, 2011

visualizer is a set of tools for visualizing software quality. I have been working exclusively on testing software for over five years now. During this time I was constantly reimplementing tools for visualizing test results like for example logfile parsing. I was using different open source packages for visualization because my taste for software libraries was also evolving.

During the past year I wanted to evolve the visualization tool-set again and I evaluated some tools like Matplotlib, R, Processing, John Resig's Processing.js, and Jit. I read some books about Statistics and Graphics. At one stage I found myself rethinking my approach to visualization altogether. Meanwhile I read through a bunch of books and hundreds of papers, PhD thesis, and websites on information visualization. In January 2010 I went to Dallas for a tutorial on 'Presenting data and information' by Professor Edward Tufte. With his inspiration I was be able to work out a more effective approach to visualization of software quality.

I used the 2009 XMas break to lay some groundwork for the new visualizer. The new tool is now based on YUI3 and CouchDB and so far I am very happy with it. Of cause the logfile parser is implemented in Python. The prototype of visualizer currently works on about 5.000 quality measurements of the Firefox browser and thanks to CouchDB it is still blazingly faaaaast."

For more information on the Hitchhikers Guide to Test Automation please visit: http://www.testing-software.org/

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