FreeSight is a powerful and easy to learn tool for doing one-off projects such as joining, cleaning, or summarizing and charting data. But the exponential benefit really kicks in when you build FreeSight models to automate reports or other tasks that you complete on a regular basis.
A simple icon-click or a refresh command allows you to complete tasks in minutes that used to take hours, or even days. Read more...
This write-up discusses the basic structure and functioning of FreeSight:
- What is FreeSight’s Home Page View and what can you do there?
- What are the various types of Tables and other FreeSight features, and how do they connect?
- Creating your FreeSight model and understanding the data flow.
Expert Tip: Scripting for Automation
If you’ve ever programmed in batch, or created scripts with other tools, then you’ll appreciate the convenience and benefits that scripting in FreeSight brings to the table. If you haven’t, it’s not too hard to try it out!
The idea is straightforward – run a script, go refill your coffee, come back, and your job is done. Or you can set it up to run automatically overnight.
FreeSight is all about saving time, simplifying your data life, and automating everything that can be automated in the process. We provide a set of Scripting commands that enable you to update your FreeSight model with new data and run it with the click of an icon. Check it out!
Expert Tip: 11 Key Principles
...for working confidently and most productively in FreeSight:
The tools we have traditionally worked with over the years have conditioned us to think within the limitations of their capabilities. FreeSight removes many of those limitations, allowing you freedom and security to experiment freely with potential solutions without worrying about losing data, getting out of sync, forgetting your sequencing, or breaking something.
Here are 11 principles to keep in mind as you work in FreeSight, to help you work outside of the boxes you have been trained to work within.