NodePit, your search engine for KNIME nodes and workflows

Hey KNIMErs,

 

Have you ever had the problem of not finding a desired KNIME node from the node repository? Maybe because you can’t remember the full name or worse, it was not even installed in your analytics platform and you can’t remember where to get it from.

Since we struggle with such problems quite often, we created NodePit, the world’s first search engine for nodes and workflows that let you explore the community’s variety. Search for nodes and workflows on the website or use the KNIME extension to enable quick discovery and one-click node installation.

NodePit has been announced during our last KNIME meetup in Dresden, but we would like the whole community out there to take part. Feel free to explore nodepit.com, drop us a line what you think about it on Gitter or Twitter or touch base with us during upcoming KNIME Spring Summit.

 

Happy mining!

 

KNIME User+Developer Group Dresden

Philipp Katz, Daniel Esser, Klemens Muthmann, Eduardo Jacobo Miranda Ackerman

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If there would be a "Like" button, I'd press it (many times). That's very cool, thank you!

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Christian, we highly appreciate that you like NodePit and are excited about talking to you and your colleagues during next week's summit. Looking forward seeing you there. By the way: +1 for the like button :-)

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Daniel: the countdown for the like button is started. Checkout the forum the next days :) 

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@Iris Yeah! This is awesome :slight_smile:

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I found this a few days ago - really useful! Is it possible to point it also too one’s own local workspace, or a company knimeserver? (Obviously, that would have to not be on the public nodepit site!)

Steve

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@s.roughley This is something NodePit currently does not support, but indeed a great feature request we hear quite often in the past. Thank you for helping us to find out what you and the community wants. We are looking into this and figure out how we might provide such a service.

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Strangely I cannot find the NodePit module to download. I have added http://download.nodepit.com/nodepit/3.5 at the Available Software Sites menu (Preferences) and even after restart, I do not see anything NodePit related. What am I doing wrong?

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Sorry if asking the obvious, but did you actually install the NodePit extension after adding the update site?

File → Install KNIME Extensions… and select NodePit for KNIME

– Philipp

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Have you already discovered the installation instructions on NodePit? Please let us know where you run into issues. We are happy to help you with that!

Daniel

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@qqilihq, as I said the NodePit extension does not appear after adding the update site. The only new bit is that Mac OS Notification Centre node. I have tried this:

  • click on the NodePit link already added in the list of available software and re-load it
  • restart Knime
  • remove and re-add the NodePit link at the available software page

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@danielesser Yes I have, I have followed the instructions. Still, I can’t see anything. The only extension that’s new is the Mac OS notification centre node which is installed now but cannot find it anywhere. It’s installed yet it doesn’t exist.

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Hi @alkopop79,

Again sorry for the late response :slight_smile:

I am wondering why the Notifier shows up in your list of installable nodes although it should not be in your list of software sites. Unfortunately, your screenshot does not show the complete URL of the update site. Please carefully check the URL.

Are you maybe using http://download.nodepit.com/notifier/3.5 instead of http://download.nodepit.com/nodepit/3.5? Please note the notifier vs. nodepit in the URL?

Best regards,
Daniel

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Indeed :slight_smile: Thank you!

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+++ UPDATE +++

New NodePit feature: When pasting links to nodes to this forum, we now show the node’s icon and the short description (developer info: the description is taken from the node factory’s shortDescription tag).

This of course also works when sharing a link via Twitter, Facebook, Slack, …

Example:

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+++ Update +++

We just finished updating NodePit to KNIME 3.7! Feel free to have a look what’s new in the KNIME 3.7 Changelog and find the equivalent new nodes and workflows on NodePit. Please let us know in case you encounter any issues or problems with the most recent index update!

Some starting points recommended by us:

https://nodepit.com/node/org.knime.js.base.node.viz.cardView.CardViewNodeFactory

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How do you link to node pit pages audio that you see the nice preview as above?

Steve

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Hi Steve,

simply copy and paste a link to a NodePit page into the message and the box should show up automatically.

Note: It will not show, when you link a part of a text using the “link” button in the rich text editor. The link must be placed in the message as it is.

To the technical background: This information is taken from the Open Graph meta tags. It’s the same technique which extracts this information on other platforms as well (Twitter, Facebook, Slack, …)

Best,
Philipp

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Ah - a further gotcha I just realised is that it looks like the URL has to be on a line on it’s own, otherwise you just get the page title (e.g., for this forum thread, NodePit, your search engine for KNIME nodes and workflows from inline, versus:

with the URL on it’s own line!

Steve

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+++ Update +++

Dear KNIME community! We were totally overwhelmed by your positive reactions within the last twelve months. Within your feedback, one of the most common question was: How can I share my own workflows on NodePit? We accepted the challenge, spent countless hours planning and coding, and here we go:

Welcome NodePit Space :partying_face::champagne::tada:

NodePit Space is our “Dropbox for KNIME Workflows” and allows you to easily upload your workflows to NodePit and share them with everyone at any time – from within KNIME!

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Want to try it out? Just install the latest version of our plugin NodePit for KNIME and follow these instructions to set up NodePit Space in your KNIME Explorer. Start uploading, syncing and backup your workflows to your private folder – or get them publish on NodePit Space by putting them into your public folder. As easy as this!

We are thrilled to get your feedback and say: Thank you for your past and future support – be it by spreading the word, giving feedback, or coming up with further great ideas for future cooperation.

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