KnowledgeVis, LLC is pleased to announce that the company is
participating in the development of
Arbor Workflows , a web-based
resource for phylogenetic biology comparative methods. KnowledgeVis will
be working on this award from the National Science Foundation
alongside biology and visualization researchers at
the University of Idaho, the
University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of California at
Berkeley, and Kitware, Inc..
Arbor makes methods and workflows to process datasets available through a web-based service. Methods
can be written in either the R or Python languages. Once a method is created, it can be
inserted as a step inside a multi-step workflow created by Arbor’s workflow editor. Below, is an
example of a workflow to process data from the Open Tree of Life website. Arbor’s computation system
was developed jointly by Kitware, Inc. and KnowledgeVis.
Arbor contains rendering technology that allows the signal from a dataset to be mapped into visual
metaphors, such as the example below. In this diagram, various species of the Heliconia flower
are shown where they are located. The size and color of the instances are tied to features in the
dataset being visualized.