Browse Prior Art Database

Spreadsheet Data Visualization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107474D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 249K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided are techniques to enhance processing of spreadsheet or tabular data by creating a Visual Spreadsheet in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Spreadsheet Data Visualization

      Provided are techniques to enhance processing of spreadsheet or
tabular data by creating a Visual Spreadsheet in order to overcome
deficiencies with conventional approaches.

      Provide users with conventional spreadsheet and table based
support with the following enhancements:
      O    Automatic generation of a Visual Spreadsheet by converting
numeric data to visual form, as in a 3-D histogram.
      O    The spreadsheet is oriented to show positive numbers above
the plane and negative numbers below.
      O    Numbers are automatically scaled to fit the display
technology and numeric ranges.
      O    Numbers can be normalized automatically.
      O    Allow the Visual Spreadsheet to be oriented along
different axes in order to see the data from different perspectives.
      O    Allow temporary hide/remove/add of rows and columns, as
well as zoom in/out.
      O    Allow automatic navigation to areas meeting predefined
criteria.

      Users will notice the following benefits: new functionality,
improved task usability, reduced worksteps for data analysis,
improved data visualization.

      Disclosed anonymously.