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UpSet 2.0 – Visualizing Intersecting Sets

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UpSet is an interactive, web based visualization technique designed to analyze set-based data. UpSet visualizes both, set intersections and their properties, and the items (elements) in the dataset.

Please see the for more info about UpSet.

This version is a re-implementation using modern web technologies of the original UpSet.

UpSet 2 is described in this short poster:

Kiran Gadhave, Hendrik Strobelt, Nils Gehlenborg, Alexander Lex
UpSet 2: From Prototype to Tool
Proceedings of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference – Posters (InfoVis ’19), 2019.

UpSet 2 is based on the original UpSet, which was first described in this paper:

Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg, Hendrik Strobelt, Romain Vuillemot, Hanspeter Pfister
UpSet: Visualization of Intersecting Sets
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis), 20(12): 1983--1992, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346248, 2014.

Local Installation

To deploy UpSet 2.0 locally it is necessary to install the Multinet infrastructure.

Multinet Installtion

  1. Clone Multinet API, Multinet Client, and Multinet JS into individual folders.
  2. Follow the installation instructions for Multinet API and Multinet Client.

Upset Installation

  1. Clone the repository using git clone or download and extract the zip file.
  2. Open terminal in the cloned folder and run yarn install
  3. Run yarn build in the terminal to compile.
  4. Navigate to the upset2 folder.
  5. In packages/app copy .env.default and rename the copied file to .env
  6. In the OAUTH application created during the OAUTH API setup of Multinet API, add http://localhost:3000/ to the redirect uris field.
  7. Copy the Client id field in the application but do not modify the value
  8. Navigate to the .env file created in step 5.
  9. Paste the Client id to the field VITE_OAUTH_CLIENT_ID

Running the application

To run UpSet 2.0 locally, first, complete the Local Installation steps. Then, use yarn dev to run UpSet 2.0 on port 3000. A browser window for localhost:3000 will open during the launch process.

End To End (e2e) Testing

To run the playwright end to end tests, use the command: yarn test

To open the test in a UI view to track steps, append --ui.

This will launch a local server if there is not one already running on port 3000.

To add a test, add a .spec.ts file to e2e-tests. For information on how to use playwright, please see the playwright documentation.


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