View, visualize and transform data in the browser.
Data Explorer is a browser-based (pure HTML + JS) open-source application for exploring and transforming data.
Built on Recline JS.
Want to use it locally? Just do "save as" and save the html (with all associated files) to your hard disk. Note that for github login to work you will need to have the app opened at a non file:/// url e.g. http://localhost/dataexplorer.
git clone --recursive https://github.com/okfn/dataexplorer
Then just open
index.html in your browser!
Note: if you just open
index.html most of the app will function but login
will not work. For login to work on your local machine you must deploy the
app at this specific URL:
The reason for this is that a (uniqute) "callback" URL to the location of the DataExplore instance that the OAuth login will send users back to has to be set in Github when you set up the OAuth "app" in Github (and that URL is the one listed there).
If you are running or nginx or apache on your local machine setting up an alias like this to your local src directory should be easy. Also if you have python installed , you can run SimpleHTTPServer from src 's parent directory.
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 80
Login is via Github using their OAuth method.
We have a pure HTML / JS app (no standard backend) and with pure HTML/JS you can't do OAuth Github login directly and need an OAuth proxy in the form of gatekeeper.
Thus, if you want to deploy your own instance of Data Explorer you'll need to
set up a new instance of gatekeeper and then change the
Understanding the Architecture
To learn more about the the code see doc/developers.md
For github login you will need to set up your own gatekeeper instance as per above.
License and Credits
The first version of this app was built by Michael Aufreiter and Rufus Pollock. It reused several portions of Prose including github login and portions of the styling.
Licensed under the MIT license.
All Credits as per Recline. Also all the great vendor libraries including: