September 7, 2021

Mid-September Update

🎁 New Features

You can now copy datasets and projects between Graphext teams.

We've also made it easier to inspect text or quantitative values in greater detail with new text tooltips in data tables and the ability to save variables that capture zoom-ins on quantitative ranges.

We're also pretty excited to announce that you can now customize the thumbnails inside your project card - using uploads or new Graph captures.

01. Move + Copy | Datasets + Projects

You can now move or copy datasets across workspaces as well as making copies of key projects. Click the menu icon from your Graphext team workspace and choose 'Move to' or 'Make a copy in' to give other teams access to your data and analysis.

We've added this feature to make it easier for you to collaborate on and share important analyses that you create. Making changes in a copied project won't affect the state of your original project.

How can I start using it?

  • Find a dataset or project in one of your Graphext teams.
  • Click the 3 dots to bring up the menu options.
  • For datasets - choose either Move to or Make a copy in. Then, choose a team destination.
  • For projects - choose Make a copy in. Then, choose a team destination.
  • Click Accept and head over to your destination team to inspect your relocated resources.

02. Changing Project Thumbnails

You now can upload, regenerate or enlarge your project thumbnail images! Head to your project settings, click on the project image and choose how to set your new one! 

The size of project thumbnails is set to optimal dimensions - meaning that any image you set is guaranteed to look snazzy!

How can I start using it?

  • Open your project info.
  • Click the current image associated with your project.
  • Choose to either upload, enlarge or regenerate your project thumbnail.
  • Save your changes and head to your workspace to check your changes.

03. Save Zoomed In Quantitative Ranges

Zooming in on specific value ranges isn't a new Graphext feature. But up until this point - any zoom-ins you make on quantitative variables will disappear as soon as you reload a project. Now ... they won't!

Zooming in on quantitative ranges helps you account for extreme values in your data. Zoom in on specific ranges to explore data distribution between two points.

How can I start using it?

  • Choose a quantitative variable in your project.
  • Set a filter range by clicking and dragging on the variable sidebar chart.
  • Click the 3 dots and choose Zoom In from the menu list.
  • That's it ... your new zoomed-in variable will be saved to your project.

04. Inspect Text with Tooltips

We've added tooltips to the table in your Details panel - helping you inspect the full content of text in your data. Hover over a text value to reveal its full content.

You can also copy the content of a text value by right-clicking on it and selecting Copy!

How can I start using it?

  • Head over to the Details panel of your project.
  • Find a text variable and hover over it.
  • Check out the full content of that value inside the tooltip.

05. Remove Any Variable

Now you can remove any variable from your project. Click the right menu next to the variable card in your project sidebar and choose Remove from the menu list.

Cleaning up your analysis is a useful habit to get into. Removing a variable from a project will delete any reference to it in all of your project panels.

🐞 Bug Fixes & Improvements

Core Improvement

When filtering data in your projects, your sidebar charts will now jump to Relative mode by default. Relative mode means that data in your selection is shown in proportion to the distribution of values in your whole dataset. 

We feel that Relative mode gives a clearer indication of patterns in your data but you can prevent automatic relative mode by choosing another option from the Relative | Absolute dropdown at the top of your project's right sidebar.

  • Added the ability to view and edit the project recipe from the project settings window.
  • Removed automatic filtering on datasets of any size so that - by default - projects will be built using the full dataset.
  • Fixed a bug stopping labels from appearing when users hover above nodes in the Graph.
  • The wrong factor tagged columns in Cluster Flow
  • Fixed a bug stopping users from sending data to the trash from panels outside of the Graph.
  • Fixed a bug causing mixed JSON data to crash on upload.

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