The start of datapkggui project, a gui for CKAN datapkg

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Beginning with the next Monday I will start the most open project I’ve ever done.
Yet another FBK collaboration begins for me. Under the supervision of Maurizio Napolitano, OKFN ambassador, datapkggui will be a graphical user interface built around the datapkg tool.

With the final aim to becoming OKFN official graphical tool for handling open datasets, datapkggui has two major objectives:

  1. Develop a usable graphical user interface for datapkggui
  2. Integrate the tool in the SOFA Statistics tool

With these two objectives in mind, datapkggui would help the Community twice: by facilitating the search, retrieval, use and creation of open datasets and by directly using them with the SOFA Statistics program.

About the author

dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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  • The GUI and SOFA integration both sound useful, will these features be separate or integrated together? It looks like the dependencies include only datapkg and wxPython so far.

    • Hi Mike!
      The current plan is to write a GUI program using wxPython that uses datapkg interfaces, therefore allowing an easy integration with SOFA because of the tiny dependencies that you also mention. That is, the program will first be developed as a standalone application. The integration with SOFA will come after and become a side-effect of the design choices. So yes, we will have a datapkg GUI and SOFA will be able to call it.

About Author

dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.