IRIS Explorer's visual programming environment enables you to create customised applications simply by selecting from the library of ‘modules’ (software routines) included and connecting them together, without writing a single line of code. The application can be altered and updated just as simply. This enables you to interactively analyse collections of data and visualise the results for analysis, presentations or publication. Each module is interactively controlled by a set of dials, buttons, sliders and file browsers, which are displayed on a control panel and can be altered while the application is running.
You can develop your own modules or use NAG's Consultancy Service (External) to write modules tailored to your particular requirements. These modules provide an easy way to share functionality, without the need to understand the underlying program or algorithm.
These documents are also available on the NAG website (External).
Various interactive demonstrations, illustrating how to perform certain tasks in IRIS Explorer, are available via the FAQ Pages. The demos contain a running commentry that explains what is happening in the map at each step. You can step through a demo interactively or leave it to play automatically. The demo can be paused at any point and the current state of the map saved for later recall, if desired.
These demonstrations and the example maps provided with the IRIS Explorer system can be used as a starting point for your own applications.
To help you get the most from IRIS Explorer, NAG runs two comprehensive, hands-on training courses (External) for current and potential users of IRIS Explorer.
These courses are available in Europe, North America and Japan. They can also be arranged for other parts of the world. Further information including prices and scheduled course dates can be obtained from your nearest IRIS Explorer center (see Getting More Information below).
NAG offers a consultancy service which can range from short-term module writing through to full application implementations. The modular nature of IRIS Explorer means that it is easy for NAG IRIS Explorer consultants to customise the product to meet your particular needs.
Modules can be developed for range of requirements, such as
In addition, the Consultancy Service can, for example
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