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Using the Polaris formalism, we have built the Polaris
interface. The Polaris interface directly supports the cycle
of analysis. Analysts can incrementally create sophisticated
visualizations using simple drag-and-drop operations to
construct a visual specification. This interface has been
commercialized and extended by Tableau Software and is
now in use by tens of thousands of users in thousands of
The authors especially thank Robert Bosch for his contribution to the design and implementation of Polaris, his review
of manuscript drafts, and for many useful discussions. The
authors also thank Maneesh Agrawala for his insightful
reviews and discussions on early drafts of this paper. This
work was supported by the Department of Energy through
the ASCI Level 1 Alliance with Stanford University.
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