Visual Grammar

Here’s an example of a flow in DSS



Datasets in DSS appear as blue squares. An icon in the lower left of each square represents the type of dataset. For instance, an upward pointing arrow indicates that the dataset was uploaded.

See Connecting to data for more information on the types of data that you can connect to in DSS.

Visual Recipes

Visual recipes in DSS appear as yellow circles. The icon inside of the visual recipe indicates the type of recipe. For instance, the broom icon represents a preparation recipe, while an arrow represents a syncing recipe. Visual recipes are created by users in a web browser using our data exploration window.

See Data preparation for a explanation of visual recipes and the transformations that they can accomplish.

Machine Learning

Processes related to machine learning are shown in green. Here, a barbell represents a model training event, scatter plot represents model scoring and the trophy shows an application of the model to a new dataset.

See Machine learning for more information about the machine learning capabilities of DSS.

Code-based Recipes

DSS also allows users to add R, Python, SQL, Hive and Pig scripts inside the flow.


Code-based recipes are represented by red circles. The icon inside the circle indicates the type of recipe. For instance, the honeycomb icon represents a Hive recipe.

See Recipes based on code for information on R, Python, SQL, Hive and Pig recipes.