Graph Builder
Graph Builder
12.9.1

4.0

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Graph Builder12.9.1

08 March 2018

Powerful point-and-click and programmable graphing.

Overview

The legendary Graph Builder has been developed with over two decades of industry collaboration, is the first graphing application available for OS X, is also available for the iPad, and is VVI's flagship product. It is a powerful application rich in graphic editing, creation and programming to facilitate the visualization of information. It has a good complement of 2D and 3D graph features, a full-fledged user interface and is programmable. Paste data into table editors, write scripts to generate data, load a Xcode plugin you write for extraordinary data generation and to retrieve data from external sources. Use the generous GUI tools to fine-tune data presentations, add graphics and figures, layout entire pages, drag-and-drop pre-made charts and a whole lot more. Read the integrated and searchable manual to discover new and unique ways to present your ideas and data.

What's new in Graph Builder

Version 12.9.1:
  • Improved graphic bundle loading.
  • Improved checking of erroneous input.
  • Added more factory palette examples.
  • Updated the User Manual.
  • Bug fixes.

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11 Reviews of Graph Builder

Lance-Bland
28 April 2009
Version: 10.5.7.2

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"A launchd background process, running as root, for a graphing app?" As stated before, it does not run as root. "... why even consider such a thing for a graphing app?" Some of our customers want the features of the graphing server. We do not pigeonhole customers, but rather give them the features they request. Any customer can use the Vvidget Admin tool to turn the graphing server (launchd background process) off. "Is Vvidget designed to do more than make pretty graphs?" Yes, it is designed for many things from high-transaction distribution of visuals, high speed graphs (> 100,000 samples per second) to more esoteric things such as implementing a distributed control system for things like factory automation and financial risk management. "Props to the previous poster for saving me the trouble of trying out this proto-malware." That is really a low blow and unworthy of your previous questions. Thank you for your impressions. Please feel free to send feature requests and improvement ideas to support@vvi.com where we give them honest consideration.
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Iliketrash
17 June 2011
Version: 10.6.14
Vvi needs to take a short break from writing this software to work on their web site which is confusing and frustrating. Is that the first experience they want potential customers to have? It is hard to find download links, hard to find how much stuff costs. Pages which describe the various products are pretty good by themselves but are inconsistent in their presentation from product to product. There should also be a comparison chart for the various products. And the link on this page promising to show you a training video takes you to a page bla/bla/movies that has no video links at all.
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pandora-1
16 June 2011
Version: 10.6.14
VVhat is a VVidget und VVhy do I VVant one VVith my VVery good Mac?
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Lance-Bland
18 January 2010
Version: 10.6.3
Quick note/response to previous posts: Vvidget Builder is now a standalone self-contained application with no other resources than what is in the application itself. It can be installed by unzipping and uninstalled by dragging to the trash. As a result, some of the specs have narrowed and an entirely new distribution has been made to accommodate a larger scope. That new distribution is listed at: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33285/vvidget-code Thanks to all the posters for bringing the issues of the previous complex install to our attention.
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Lance-Bland
28 April 2009
Version: 10.5.7.2
"A launchd background process, running as root, for a graphing app?" As stated before, it does not run as root. "... why even consider such a thing for a graphing app?" Some of our customers want the features of the graphing server. We do not pigeonhole customers, but rather give them the features they request. Any customer can use the Vvidget Admin tool to turn the graphing server (launchd background process) off. "Is Vvidget designed to do more than make pretty graphs?" Yes, it is designed for many things from high-transaction distribution of visuals, high speed graphs (> 100,000 samples per second) to more esoteric things such as implementing a distributed control system for things like factory automation and financial risk management. "Props to the previous poster for saving me the trouble of trying out this proto-malware." That is really a low blow and unworthy of your previous questions. Thank you for your impressions. Please feel free to send feature requests and improvement ideas to support@vvi.com where we give them honest consideration.
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Xenophile
19 April 2009
Version: 10.5.7.2
A launchd background process, running as root, for a graphing app? Ok, so the developer changed it so as not to need root access, but why even consider such a thing for a graphing app? Is Vvidget designed to do more than make pretty graphs? Props to the previous poster for saving me the trouble of trying out this proto-malware.
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Lance-Bland
12 August 2008
Version: 10.5.7.1
VVI support here: As far as we can determine, the server issue talked about here is a bunch of FUD. The server can be turned off by using the Vvidget Admin tool if that is what you want, it has no reported security issues, and no verified problems, it also does not run as root. The one non-verifiable report of a problem on this forum is probably due to a third party application error for which we are not responsible for. If you did have a problem with our software you should report it to: support@vvi.com.
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Tamagosan
12 August 2008
Version: 10.5.7.1
I'm glad I saw the previous comments regarding launchd in time to cancel my download.
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anonymous-snipe-117
19 July 2006
Version: 10.4.34
I suggest that you don't run apps that are required by your application as root on startup. This tends to make unix-type people/security concerned people worry a bit. Common wisdom dictates that very few things should run as root, end-user applications usually should not. Is there a reason your "graphics server" or any other application has to run as root ? Do you have to run on startup ? Why not have the appl. have it as a child process ? Also, I guess i dont see why a graphing application needs a "server", shouldnt that be integrated into the code of the application ? It seems wasteful to have it another process entirely. If there's code you need to reuse a lot in more than one app, wouldnt' it be better just to put it into a shared library/framework instead of spawning another process and having to deal w/ the overhead of interprocess communications ? Do you have to install your frameworks in the root system directory ? Couldn't you give the user an option to install for all users/install for one user? Or better yet, integrate the necessary frameworks into an all-inclusive package or applications directory that can sit in /Applications ? This would be much more in the way of following the "Tao of the mac" (although I'm sure apple would like you to put your frameworks in the /Library place, but at least use ~/Library or give us the option to do so)
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Lance-Bland
19 June 2006
Version: 10.4.18
cyberfunk- Lance here, tech support@vvi. Your comments are well received by us! Some of the answers are at: http://www.vvi.com/products/vvidget/faq.html The Peer_Visual_Server startup item is a graphing server, no more than that. It is used for the graphing wizard components and other graphing apps that rely on wizard technology. The phone home is an update mechanism to inform you of new versions when available. The install is a bit more complex than drag and drop because it uses Frameworks (shared resources) that all of the apps and servers use. The smaller apps do interact with the builder app if you export the graph to the builder with the export control. The user install package does not install a kernel extension (but our data acquision installer does if you use that). The install feels more systems oriented because of the nature of the shared frameworks, server and other components that interact with each other. Feel free to email me at lbland@vvi.com with other comments or to post them here also! Thanks for your other suggestions ... I've forwarded them to the feature list for a future version. thanks!- lance
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anonymous-snipe-117
19 June 2006
Version: 10.4.18
Aieee ! I've just discovered that the program installs something called "Peer_Visual_Server" that is hooked into Launchd. Why these people need a process running on my computer at ALL times under root permissions is VERY sketchy to me. I dont care if it's for their liscening scheme.. These people need to learn some manners and tell people when they're installing root'd applications that will run all the time on a machine. This program seems to thing it's fine to basically put whatever it wants whereever it wants. I'm trying to uninstall it now, but there's no uninstaller ! I knew there was something sketchy about all this..
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anonymous-snipe-117
19 June 2006
Version: 10.4.18
Seems pretty neat, looks like it has lots of potential. However, it's sort of disjointed with 1 main app and 3 different random mini Apps tacked on for no apparent reason (VVidget Builder being the main, and Computer Monitor/Quadratic Lab/Web Signal being the strangly attached "extras"). Also, the app definately calls home (strange that it should do so, seeing as it's free) to mail.vvi.com on every launch. I block it w/ LittleSnitch, and it seems to have no ill effect. It could be an update check, but who knows... I'd rather the program told me about that before hand. Another big gripe: UNDO DOESNT WORK ! Be careful, because apparently most changes have to be undone manually ( havent found one that undo actually works on) Lastly, while filled with a bajillion cool options, they arent organized very well... It seems like the developers tried to cram controls into every nook and cranny. It's nice having them all on screen at once, if you've got a large screen like mine (two, actually), but it is very "cluttered" for a mac app. Fix the orginization, fix the disjointed feeling of 4 apps in one package, and FIX THE UNDO! And this will be a 5 star app. P.S. For some very very strange reason, the installer wanted me to reboot after installing. Considering I had to give it admin privs to install... and this is really an application that should be packaged as a drag and drop app, it makes me a little leary of what's going on behind the scenes in the install... I checked the logs and there's nothing sketchy, but I still have a nagging feeling that the installed installed some sort of kernel extension or something (bad if it did).
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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