Updates 2022/11/11

This time round we have a bigger update coming: further modules retired, added experimental module for initial OpenCV image processing support, the Matlab module got extended massively (now can create structs/matrices and populate them, not just read them), a number of dependencies were upgraded and, works now properly under Java 17 and, last but not least, simplified switching of look'n'feel from the main menu (and added support for modern FlatLaf look'n'feel).

Fixes

  • adams-core:

    • The documentation of the DeleteFile standalone now states that it only deletes files.

    • The storage tab in the control panel in the Flow editor when reading a breakpoint now keeps the last select item in the table. Therefore it updates that item whenever the breakpoint is reached again.

  • adams-matlab:

    • The transformer Mat5FileInfo now sorts the output when enabled.

    • The transformer Mat5StructInfo now queries the input token for the correct input type and sorting works now as expected.

  • adams-spreadsheet: The SpreadSheetDisplay sink can be accessed via CallableActorScreenshot when inside a DisplayPanelManager now as well.

Changes

  • adams-core:

    • Removed the following actors (which had been marked as deprecated for a long time):

      • ConditionalStandalone

      • ConditionalSource

      • ConditionalTransformer

      • ConditionalSink

    • The package adams.flow.condition.test, which was only used by these actors, has been removed as well.

    • The SelectArraySubset transformer now has an initialSelection range parameter with which you can select which items get selected to start with and an initialSearch parameter (search must be allowed) to immediately show only a subset.

    • Now uses the simple-directtory-chooser library (https://github.com/waikato-datamining/simple-directory-chooser) for providing a way of selecting directories in the user interface.

    • The GenericObjectEditor used by the Flow editor and in other locations are now remembering size and location.

    • Simplified switching of Look'n'Feel (main menu: Program > Look'n'feel) and added support for FlatLaf (https://www.formdev.com/flatlaf/).

    • The HasSize boolean condition now allows the specification of an upper bound as well.

    • The control panel, when reaching a breakpoint, now allows the user to specify a rendering limit (token and storage; underlying renderer must support that), to adjust how much data is being displayed.

    • The SelectDirectory source actor now allows the selection of multiple directories.

    • The MapToString conversion now outputs array values in a readable format.

  • adams-db: upgraded hsqldb to 2.7.1 to address CVE-2022-41853

  • adams-heatmap: removed deprecated filter HeatmapCropToCentroid (replaced by HeatmapCrop/CropToCentroid)

  • adams-json: upgraded gson to 2.8.9 to address CVE-2022-25647

  • adams-matlab:

    • upgraded mfl-core to 0.5.11

    • renamed MatlabStructInfo to Mat5StructInfo for consistency

  • adams-meka: upgraded meka to 1.9.7 (to work with Java 17)

  • adams-moa: upgraded MOA to 2022.10.17 (ADAMS-internal release of fork; minus deep learning classifiers/libraries)

  • adams-pdf:

    • The page ranges of the PDFExtract and PDFRenderPages transformers are now unordered (i.e., indices will not get sorted).

    • Replaced the outdated Intarsys libraries with modern IcePDF (https://github.com/pcorless/icepdf).

  • adams-rest: upgraded jackson-databind to 2.14.0-rc1 to address CVE-2022-42003

  • adams-spectral-3way-core: upgraded multiway-algorithms to 0.0.13 and lombok to 1.18.24 to work with Java 17

  • adams-spreadsheet:

    • The SpreadSheetRowBuffer transformer now allows the user to specify a monitor variable for resetting the buffer (row -> sheet).

    • The HasRows boolean condition now allows the specification of an upper bound as well.

  • adams-weka and adams-weka-lts:

    • The WekaInstanceBuffer transformer now allows the user to specify a monitor variable for resetting the buffer (instance -> instances).

    • WekaPredictionsToSpreadSheet and WekaPredictionsToInstances now have useOriginalIndices on by default to avoid accidental misalignment when adding attributes from the test data.

Additions

  • adams-core:

    • The EnterManyValues source can now query for arrays using the ArrayValueDefinition plugin.

    • The DeleteDir standalone can delete sub-directories matching a regular expression or itself.

    • The HasLength boolean condition can ensure a minimum/maximum length of an array.

    • The CollectionSize transformer outputs the size (ie number of stored elements) of any collection.

    • The IsArm64 boolean condition checks whether the system architecture is Arm 64-bit.

    • The DistinctValueCellRenderingCustomizer renderer uses different a background color for each distinct value in the spreadsheet.

    • The ColorProviderBasedColorGradientGenerator can be used for generating colors using a color provider (eg useful when generating images from matrices with unique values).

  • adams-imaging: added the DoubleMatrixToBufferedImage conversion, which turns a heatmap into an image.

  • adams-matlab:

    • added the Mat5ArrayInfo transformer to obtain information on the incoming array (eg dimensions).

    • added the Mat5ArraySubset transformer for obtaining arbitrary subsets (n-dimensional arrays) of arrays.

    • added the MatlabArrayToDoubleMatrix conversion.

    • added the IsMatlabArray boolean flow condition.

    • added the IsMatlabMatrix boolean flow condition.

    • added the NewMat5Matrix source actor for creating an empty matrix.

    • added the Mat5GetMatrixElement transformer for retrieving a single element from a n-dimensional matrix.

    • added the Mat5SetMatrixElement transformer for setting a single element in a n-dimensional matrix.

    • added the NewMat5Struct source actor for creating an empty struct.

    • added the Mat5GetStructField transformer for retrieving an array by name from a struct.

    • added the Mat5SetStructField transformer for setting an array by name in a struct.

  • adams-opencv: new module for image processing using JavaCV's wrapper around OpenCV.

Retired modules

The following modules have been retired and moved to https://github.com/waikato-datamining/adams-discontinued:

  • adams-dex-app: due to retiring RabbitMQ modules

  • adams-jython: Jython hasn't progressed beyond Python 2.7 for many years

  • adams-rabbitmq: focus shifted, no longer required

  • adams-rabbitmq-rats: due to retiring adams-rabbitmq