Explore Your Data

If you have any problem running source{d} CE you can take a look to our Troubleshooting section, and to our source{d} Forum, where you can also ask for help when using source{d} CE. If you spotted a bug, or have a feature request, please open an issue to let us know abut it.

In some circumstances, loading the data for the dashboards can take some time, and the UI can be frozen in the meanwhile. It can happen —on big datasets—, the first time you access the dashboards, or when they are refreshed. Please, take a look to our Troubleshooting to get more info about this exact issue.

Once source{d} CE has been initialized with sourced init, it will automatically open the web UI. If the UI is not automatically opened, you can use sourced web command, or visit

Use login: admin and password: admin, to access the web interface.

If you initialized source{d} CE from GitHub Organizations, its repositories and metadata will be downloaded on background, and it will be available graduatelly. You will find more info in the welcome dashboard once you log in.


The most relevant features that source{d} CE Web Interface offers are:

  • SQL Lab, to query your repositories and its GitHub metadata.

  • Babelfish web, web interface to parse files into UAST.

  • Dashboards, to aggregate charts for exploring and visualizing your data.

  • Charts, to see your data with a rich set of data visualizations.

  • A flexible UI to manage users, data sources, export data...

The user interface is based in the open-sourced Apache Superset, so you can also refer to their documentation for advanced usage of the web interface.

SQL Lab. Querying Code and Metadata

If you prefer to work within the terminal via command line, you can open a SQL REPL running sourced sql

Using the SQL Lab tab, from the web interface, you can analyze your dataset using SQL queries, and create charts from those queries with the Explore button.

You can find some sample queries in the examples.

If you want to know what the database schema looks like you can use either regular SHOW or DESCRIBE queries, or you can refer to the diagram about gitbase entities and relations.

$ sourced sql "SHOW tables;"
| blobs |
| commit_blobs |
| commit_files |
| commit_trees |
| commits |
| files |
| ref_commits |
| refs |
| remotes |
| repositories |
| tree_entries |
$ sourced sql "DESCRIBE TABLE commits;"
| repository_id | TEXT |
| commit_hash | TEXT |
| commit_author_name | TEXT |
| commit_author_email | TEXT |
| commit_author_when | TIMESTAMP |
| committer_name | TEXT |
| committer_email | TEXT |
| committer_when | TIMESTAMP |
| commit_message | TEXT |
| tree_hash | TEXT |
| commit_parents | JSON |

UAST. Parsing code

Please, refer to the quick explanation about what Babelfish is to know more about it.

You can get UASTs from the UAST tab (parsing files by direct input), or using the UAST gitbase function over blob contents on SQL Lab tab.


Please, refer to Superset Tutorial, creating your first dashboard for more details.

The dashboards let you aggregate custom charts to show in the same place different metrics for your repositories.

You can create them:

  • From the Dashboard tab, adding a new one, and then selecting new charts.

  • From any chart view, the Save button will let you to add it into a new or existent one.