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How long have you used VisTrails?

  • Less than a month
  • A few months
  • About a year
  • 2-5 years
  • 5+ years

How often do you use VisTrails?

  • Most days
  • A few times a week
  • Every once in a while
  • Rarely

How were you introduced to VisTrails?

  • Colleague
  • Presentation by a VisTrails team member
  • Web
  • Publication

Which operating system(s) do you run VisTrails on?

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Fedora Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • SuSE Linux
  • Debian Linux
  • Other

Which of the following workflow tools have you used?

  • Kepler
  • Taverna
  • OpenDX
  • MeVisLab
  • SCIRun
  • Galaxy
  • Other

Which of the following tools have you used?

  • LaTeX
  • Microsoft Office

How useful are the following features

(rate on "Not at all useful" <-> "Extremely useful")

  • Version Tree
  • Parameter Exploration
  • Query-by-example
  • Workflow analogies
  • Visual Diff (between workflows)
  • PythonSource module
  • VisTrails Shell
  • Execution Provenance Viewer
  • Medleys
  • crowdlabs integration
  • Grouping
  • Subworkflows
  • Spreadsheet

Which included VisTrails packages do you regularly use?

  • VTK
  • matplotlib
  • Web services
  • ImageMagick
  • spreadsheet
  • HTTP
  • persistence
  • Other (please specify)

What is your perception of the learning curve for VisTrails?

(Low <-> Steep)

If you have consulted the documentation, how helpful has it been?

(Not Helpful <-> Very Helpful)

How would you characterize the support resources (mailing list, Web page) available for VisTrails?

(Poor <-> Adequete <-> Excellent)

What are the most useful features of VisTrails (e.g. automatic provenance capture, interactive exploration)?

[Free Response]

What features would you like to see added to VisTrails?

(rate on "Not at all useful" <-> "Extremely useful")

  • HPC support
  • Unicode support
  • Python 3 support
  • Convert workflow to/from script

What, if anything, limits your use of VisTrails (e.g. unavailability of tools, complexity of interface, prefer scripting)?

[Free Response]

Do you develop a package for use with VisTrails?

  • Yes
  • No
How easy is it write a package for VisTrails?

(Very Easy <-> Very Difficult)

Which of the following types of existing libraries have you wrapped?
  • Command-line tool suite
  • Pure python library
  • C/C++ library
  • Java library
  • Web services tools
  • Other (Please specify)
Have you used CLTools to wrap command-line tools?
  • Yes
  • No
How is the documentation for writing packages?

(Poor <-> Excellent)

Have you written package upgrade code when releasing a new version of your package?
  • Yes
  • No
What could be improved about VisTrails package development (e.g. more examples, easier interface specification, more automated tools)?

[Free Response]