NodeBox Live

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27 Jun, 2024 12:59 PM

I've tried NodeBox Live and it looks really promising and like a future tool of NodeBox. Now I am wondering what is the current state of NB Live, is it ready to use for some dataviz experiments in the classroom?

And is this forum the right place for discussing NB Live?
If yes, I think a separate category for NB Live on the forum homepage would be helpful.

During my NB Live test, some errors are shown in the help section. I guess all example previews can not be shown. Does anyone else have this issue? (Tested in Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

  1. 1 Posted by lastvector on 27 Jun, 2024 01:40 PM

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    Hi Martin

    I also did a few tries with Nodebox Live didn't have
    any problems with any tutorial.
    I'm using Firefox 127.0.2 here, but I haven't had
    any problems with previous versions of Firefox.

    But I'm more of a Nodebox 3 user, although Nodebox Live
    is more advanced. I might use it more in the future.
    Its helpful for using it on a iPad for Example because
    its a online Tool.

    For now, Nodebox 3 is enough for me.


  2. 2 Posted by lastvector on 27 Jun, 2024 02:38 PM

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    Which tutorial did you have problems with?

    I could try this tutorial to see if I have problems too.


  3. 3 Posted by martin on 04 Jul, 2024 08:49 AM

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    Hi Gottfried, thanks for your offer to help!
    And sorry for my late response.

    I get these errors in every help/guide section (in the right panel of Nb Live), whether it is a new project or a tutorial project.

    The browser inspector throwes the following error message: ›Failed to launch 'guide:…' because the scheme does not have a registered handler.‹


  4. 4 Posted by lastvector on 04 Jul, 2024 03:13 PM

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    Hi Martin

    I made a video here

    So you can see how Nodebox Live works for me.

    As I wrote before, I don't have any such errors. Some links in the help sections don't seem to work, but that's all.

    Unfortunately, I don't know what could cause such an error. Maybe another browser works better?


  5. 5 Posted by lastvector on 04 Jul, 2024 03:30 PM

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    I've tried Nodebox Live only for a short time.
    But as far as I could see, Nodebox 3 and Nodebox Live
    work somewhat similar.

    Some nodes may called different in Nodebox Live,
    but I don't think it's that big a problem to find the right one.

    So I think you could try Nodebox 3 to learn Nodebox.
    John from Nodebox Forum attached Nodebox examples
    to many of his posts that you can download.

    I've learned a lot this way. The knowledge can then
    certainly be transferred to Nodebox Live.
    So you could also give this way a try.


  6. 6 Posted by lastvector on 04 Jul, 2024 10:57 PM

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    Hi Martin

    I found the same help section that you showed
    in your first post. It describes the rectangle node.

    Here is a screenshot of what this section looks like for me.

  7. 7 Posted by martin on 11 Jul, 2024 01:02 PM

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    Hi Gottfried,
    Thanks for your help.
    It looks like the same error is visible in your video and your last screenshot. My guess is that NB-Live tries to show a little canvas preview where the red error message is displayed. So it's pretty clear this is an issue in the NB-Live app.

    Maybe we should report it in the Github repository.

  8. 8 Posted by lastvector on 11 Jul, 2024 03:48 PM

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    If you can, report it on Github.
    I'm not using Nodebox Live at the moment because
    the desktop Nodebox 3 is enough for my experiments
    and I don't like having to log in first.

    Although if you want to work with Nodebox on the iPad
    Nodebox Live is a good alternative.

    During my attempts, the help errors didn't bother me
    it also seemed to me that the help is still incomplete

    But other than that, I was able to run every test I did
    without any problems and every tutorial on the website
    worked without any problems


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