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Node-Red nodes for various functions:

  • Data Analysis - statistical metrics that has real time option
  • Transform
  • Test
  • Load Injector
  • Monitor Flow
  • append
  • Spawn Process
  • Host Available
  • node.js os metrics
  • Levenshtein Distance

Data Analysis

Real time metrics which are recalculated on single of data point and posted in msg.result. Key and value can be selected from msg.payload. Sending message with topic"@stats" places message with all stats on second port. If realtime metrics then a third port is shown where the message is sent if it is an outlier being outside 3 standard deviations from mean. This can be changed to median and number of deviations.

Data Analysis Realtime Data Analysis Pearson R

A set of data analysis functions that can be run over an array of data

Single value metrics:

  • Average/Mean
  • Maximum
  • Median
  • Minimum
  • Range
  • Standard Deviation
  • Skewness
  • Sum
  • Variance

Array metrics:

  • Deltas
  • Deltas Normalised
  • Moving Average Simple (SMA)
  • Moving Average Cumulative (CMA)
  • Moving Average Weighted (WMA)
  • Moving Average Exponential (EMA/EWMA)
  • Normalise
  • Standardization (Z-score Normalization)

Data Analysis


Data Analysis Realtime example

Data Analysis Pearson R example

Data Analysis example


Translates a selected msg property to a target property. Messages generates a message for each row or record.


  • Array to CSV
  • Array to HTML
  • Array to ISO8385
  • Array to Messages
  • Array to xlsx / xlsx object (excel uses xlsx)
  • AVRO to JSON (uses avsc)
  • Confluence to JSON
  • CSV to Array
  • CSV to HTML
  • CSV to Messages
  • CSVWithHeader to Array
  • CSVWithHeader to HTML
  • CSVWithHeader to JSON
  • ISO8385 to Array
  • ISO8385 to JSON
  • JSON to Array
  • JSON to Confluence
  • JSON to CSV
  • JSON to AVRO (uses avsc)
  • JSON to ISO8385
  • JSON to Messages
  • JSON to String
  • JSON to xlsx / xlsx object (excel uses xlsx)
  • JSON to XML (uses fast-xml-parser)
  • String to JSON
  • path to Basename
  • path to Dirname
  • path to Extname
  • path to Format
  • path to Is Absolute
  • path to Join
  • path to Parse
  • path to Normalize
  • path to Resolve
  • snappy compress (uses snappy, must install separately)
  • snappy uncompress (uses snappy, must install separately)
  • xlsx / xlsx object to array/JSON (excel uses xlsx)
  • XML to JSON (uses fast-xml-parser)

Note, snappy needs to be installed separately as can have issues with auto install as build binaries.

With xlsx object one can use the function in xlsx against the object in functions node.

Example AVRO with schema

Transform AVRO

For Confluence schema contains a list of schemas in form {"",}


Allows a test case for a message to allow simple testing of nodes. Injects a new message via mouse or message. Message sent to first port which can be consumed by other nodes and returned back to node in a loop. The Test node then checks against detailed expected payload result.



Test example

after run

Test example run


Append file(s) to payload. Cached to maximise performance. Require can be used to find file.


Test example:

append example

Levenshtein Distance

The levenshtein distance between two character strings.

Levenshtein Distance

Load Injector

Inject messages for a set period of time with varying think time. Primary purpose is testing and useful for load/stress testing.

Load Injector

Test example:

Load Injector example

Monitor Flow

Add on wire between two flows to see message rates in status line. Rate sampled every second and provides rate last second / 10 seconds / 1 minute / 5 minutes.

Monitor Flow

Test example:

Monitor Flow example

Spawn Process

Spawn process as per node.js manual with ability to set working directory, environment variables and argument passed to process. STDOUT and STDERR are sent as individual messages. RC port is sent a message on closure. Takes in messages that starts a process with ability to add environment values. Message can be sent to kill the process.

Spawn Process

Test example:

Spawn Process example

Host Available

Test if host is available sending msg to up or down port so action can be taken. Message only sent on state change or if message is sent which doesn't have topic refreshHostAvailable. This topic forces a check rather than time check which can be set.

Host Available

Test example:

Host Available example


The metrics from node.js os


Test example:

os example


Run the following command in the root directory of your Node-RED install

npm install node-red-contrib-prib-functions


Test/example flow in test/generalTest.json


0.14.1 fix capitalization issue with levenshtein Distance

0.14.0 add xlsx transformer

0.13.0 Confluence AVRO message converter

0.12.0 added xml to json and json to xml. Make snappy installed separately as can cause install issues

0.11.1 Fix spelling of AVRO.

0.11.0 Transform for AVRO and snappy. Add JSON to CSV

0.10.2 Transform validate for array source, bug fixes on transform and add improvements to array to messages. Added node for levenshtein distance.

0.10.1 Real time weighted moving average, levenshtein Distance, for test allow testing of "infinity","-infinity" and "NaN" in JSON.

0.10.0 Many fixes to transform. Array and csv to various forms work. Added test to validate. Improved test to allow for escape to put special characters into a string.

0.9.6 Enhance transform with csv ignore lead or trailing lines. Add Array and CSV to Messages. Add in topic override

0.9.5 Enhance transform with path and setting source and target

0.9.4 Outlier allowed to set number of deviations if median and reset or set stats

0.9.1 Add outlier detection

0.9.0 Add Pearson R realtime metrics

0.8.1 Add the tests for realtime metrics

0.8.0 Add realtime metrics to data analysis


  • fix json to table html and minor code improvements. turn off debug mode on spawn process. clear down timer on close for host available


  • add Host Available


  • add Spawn Process
  • improve experimental transform with json to table html


  • test node add select property tested for result
  • dataAnalysis add property analysed
  • add experimental transform

0.4.0 Add test, monitor flow, data analysis

0.0.1 base


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