July 7, 2011 - LARAMIE, WY - By popular demand, IDES has just re-introduced the Histogram Search in Prospector. This feature was available years ago in our CD-based version and is now available online.
When a user runs a Property Search on any numeric property in Prospector, they will have the choice of either entering min/max values or search using the Histogram. The Histogram shows a graphical view of the plastics data for a given property. For example, if a user does a property search on Flexural Modulus, the Histogram will show the number of plastic materials that are available at each increment of Flexural Modulus values.
"The beauty of the Histogram is that it can aid a user's selection by making sure that people widen their search parameters to include the largest number of materials possible," said Mike Kmetz, president of IDES. "Further, it can help turn terms like 'stiffer' and 'lighter' into numeric searches by choosing the upper or lower end of the bell curve."
More information about Prospector's Histogram can be found at: www.ides.com/prospector/histogram.asp
A downloadable screenshot image is available at www.ides.com/images/prospector/histogram.png
About IDES Inc.
Founded in 1986, IDES is a plastic materials information management company. The Prospector Plastics Database includes plastic material technical datasheets from 850 global resin manufacturers. The company provides custom information management services for nearly all resin distributors and a number of resin manufacturers. IDES is headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with an office in Europe.
For more information, visit www.ides.com.
Nathan Potter, Marketing Manager