I taking the Basic 103 course and heard a nice description of the difference between processing steps in the flow and the steps in the lab. The argument is that once you have something production you want to leave that alone in general and work in Labs. OK, that makes sense to me. There is this wonderful new feature in DSS V7 called Statistics that appears on each dataset. That's wonderful. However, I was surprised that this did not exist within the context of the LAB. It strikes me almost that I want this feature in the Lab more than in the flow. (And better yet in both seems like a good idea.)
Does anyone know why this is? Have I missed something? Or are statistics just a new feature and not yet made it into Labs. Or is this somehow related to having the calculations being done in the underlying processing environment?
P.S. Thanks, @MichaelG for reading this section into the course. This is very helpful.
We definitely recognize the value of bringing Statistics to the Lab. This would however come with quite significant development costs, which is why it was not prioritized for a first version.
It remains in our development backlog, however, as you can imagine, our development backlog is made of hundreds of such items that we have to decide between.
Thanks for the reply. I hope you and your family are doing well.
I get it.
Supper glad that you have this in your backlog of potential updates.
As a Scrum Product Owner (and Scrum Master) I understand that there are always "choices" involved backlog grooming. I also know that hearing from users can be helpful 🤔 when it comes to making choices.
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out in the next release. 🙂
I believe the Statistics tab is in version 7 of DSS. You can find it when you click on a dataset in your flow and go to the Statistics tab as demonstrated in the photo attached.
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@tgb417 yes that's entirely possible - no extra steps are needed, the poster can freely accept additional replies as solutions.