节作者: Jonathon Love

developer hub

Welcome to the developer hub for jamovi.

Here you will find resources that cover the development of analyses for jamovi (and R). It’s still a work in progress, and we’ll be adding to it over time, but the current tutorial series has everything you need to get up and running.

In addition, there is a comprehensive overview over the API for module development:

If you have questions about developing modules for jamovi, or feedback on how we can improve the developer hub, we’re keen to hear from you. There are forums available at forum.jamovi.org, a communication platform at jamovi.slack.com or you can reach out via e-mail to contact <at> jamovi.org.

For those interested in the jamovi platform, it is hosted on GitHub. Don’t forget to ‘star’ us!

Underneath, you will find further information about the structure of the project, the jamovi-file-format and possible projects for the Google Summer of Code:

News

08-07-2019

We’ve refined the advanced UI customization in jamovi 1.0.4 and newer. This is not backwards compatible, so we discourage its use in existing modules for the time being (Until the 1.0.4+ is is in broader use). People developing or releasing modules for the first time are encouraged to make use of it.

09-06-2017

We’ve added a new document to our tutorial series describing how jamovi analyses can use state. State is used with longer running analyses, and allows the analysis to re-use results that were calculated previously. This can lead to much faster analyses, and a much nicer user experience.

20-04-2017: Changes to dev tools for jamovi 0.7.3

We’ve just released a beta of jamovi 0.7.3, which brings some significant improvements, and minor changes to developing jamovi modules.

Changes to dependency resolution

In the past, we’re had a number of difficulties with dependency resolution for jamovi modules. Sometimes jmvtools would install more dependencies than were necessary, and other times not enough. This stemmed from contamination of the R library path, from R packages installed on the system. In this release we’ve successfully isolated the system libraries from the jmvtools, and only the required dependencies will now be installed.

Improvements to .u.yaml-files

Previously, .u.yaml-files (the UI definition) were automatically generated from .a.yaml-files (the analysis definition). This was sometimes problematic when additional changes were made to the .a.yaml-files. It wasn’t always clear which changes should be propagated to the .u.yaml-files, and which should not.

In the 0.7.3, the .a.yaml and .u.yaml-files work together. The .u.yaml-file, by default, contains minimal information (mostly just describing the layout), and the property values, for example labels, are taken directly from the .a.yaml-file. For many people, they will only need to edit the .a.yaml-file, and jmvtools can take care of the .u.yaml-file itself. More documentation for UI Design will be coming soon.

.u.yaml-files using this new scheme will have the jus, near the top of the file, specified as 2.0. .u.yaml-files using the older jus of 1.0 will be automatically upgraded. Upgraded files will be placed in tame compilerMode (explained next), you may want to change it to aggressive.

compilerMode: aggressive vs tame

jmvtools also introduces a new option in .u.yaml-files: compilerMode. By default, .u.yaml-files are created in aggressive mode. This means that jmvtools will take a heavy handed approach when updating the .u.yaml-files. If new options are added to the .a.yaml-file, it will aggressively add them into the .u.yaml-file, overwriting any manual changes.

In contrast, the compilerMode of tame does not overwrite manual changes in the u.yaml-file. The trade off is that it often can’t position UI elements as optimally.

We recommend beginning with your .u.yaml-files in compilerMode set to aggressive, and when you begin to refine your UI by adding custom changes to your .u.yaml-files swap over to compilerMode set to tame so that your changes are preserved. Again, for a lot of people, aggressive mode will be all that they will ever need.

Outstanding issues

For the time being, changes to the .a.yaml and / or the .u.yaml-files, will still require you to shut jamovi down and restart it before you’ll see the changes to the UI. We hope to fix this issue in the next few weeks.

On windows, jmvtools is still not able to find the jamovi installation by default. You will still need to pass the home option, or set the jamovi_home option.

02-04-2017: Added dev mode to jamovi 0.7.2.7

jamovi 0.7.2.7 Adds dev mode, providing a stack trace when an analysis errors for whatever reason. The tutorial has been updated to describe this: Debugging an analysis.