live in the beta

Join the many users that live in the Beta. The Beta version is where we try out improvements and additions to the program, many of which are suggested by users, either on the discussion board or contacting us through the Help menu.

Now that 4.2.1 is out, the beta resets. There are features that are hidden in the release version but are visible in the beta so they can be tested and refined.

Live on the edge, follow the beta. It is fairly stable, but transient problems do pop up. They are quickly dealt with and the beta is sometimes updated several times a day. If you are running the beta you will be notified if a new version is available.

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Features in the beta that are not visible in the release version:

Data Object - Still refining this. Hasn’t been touched in a while though.
Scalar Field command
Column - Number From String - Looking for a good use case
Freehand command
Database connectivity

Running log of changes.
  • 2/14: 4.2.1 just came, reset the beta.
  • 2/14: Trying to figure out code signing issues on 10.12.
  • 2/15: Moved from Xcode 8 to Xcode 7. Will hopefully fix the code signing issue on 10.12.
  • 2/16: Added a subtract option to the Plot Action - More details on the bulletin board.
  • 2/18: The Plot Action - Subtract can now also use a Function command, previously it was only using Fit commands.
  • 2/18: Added a Brace option to the Bracket command.
  • 2/23: Tweaked how the special importer handles sub headers. Before a search entry in the record definition could skip over a sub header line.
  • 2/23: More tweaks to the special importer.
  • 2/27: Can vary the fill color and line color for a Points command by using a Color Ramp variable. More details on the bulletin board.
  • 2/28: Fixed an issue with coloring points in the Points command using the color ramp.
  • 3/3: Fixed an issue with the Plot Action->Bin. Now it ignores rows where the y value is NaN.
  • 3/8: Fixed an issue when exporting PDF, EPS, or printing and used a clipping variable inside a drawing group.
  • 3/13: Fixed an issue with the special importer.
  • 3/15: Fixed an issue with the Box plot. Happened when you extracted a label from a box plot that was empty/invalid.
  • 3/23: Fixed an issue with Excel files that were created on a mac and had dates.
  • 3/23: Fixed a problem with copying the Color Ramp Legend drawing command over to a new file.
  • 3/25: Improved the Excel importer, how it detects column titles and how it imports dates.
  • 3/26: Fixed an issue with the Find mechanism when you search with “Does not contain”.
  • 3/30: Added an option for the Scalar Field drawing command to draw logically rectangular meshes. This means you can specify the x and y coordinates of the mesh as arrays and not just lists.
  • 3/30: In the Account Information window you can now remove registration on machines that you registered at one point but can’t get access to anymore.
  • 4/2: Fixed an issue when you use a token inside the Fit command legend and then copy the Fit command.
  • 4/3: Fixed an issue when you used a variable in an expression (or fit) that was inside a variable group. For example if you had a variable c in a group g you can refer to it as g:c, but in some cases (for example if you also had a c variable at the top level) value changes were not handled correctly.
  • 4/3: More tweaks to the R DataFrame importer.