Workspace Redesign; Pivot Tables Moved to Insights Tab; More Clear Filtering Language; Column Setting Additions; More File Extension Options for Downloads; and Views Grouping by Visibility
In our previous update we shared a reskinning of the Polymer app. The Data Workspace (area where you upload files) has a fresh new look too! The navigation sidebar has been given a new structure, our example datasets a new design, & settings re-organized.
The main things we want to point out are:
Our pivot tables, previously located in the ‘Data Presentation’ tab, have been moved to ‘Insights’ where we think they fit in a bit better.
Aside from the relocation, this feature works the same. Click the categorical & numeric columns needed from the drop-downs to create an instant summary of your data!
We’ve received many questions about the boolean logic used on filtering within & across columns. The rule is that ‘OR’ is used within a column and ‘AND’ is used across columns.
But you don’t need to remember that! Every time you filter we now write out which operator is being used on a tag and which column each tag is coming from.
Reminder: Tags are the colorful tiles that contain your field names. Like ‘Mobile’ in the below screenshot.
Column settings (found in the gear icon) have had two major updates:
You can now ignore casing on a per column basis. This means that you can opt for “polymer”, “POLYMER”, and “PoLyMeR” to all be read & categorized the same in your dataset. This option can be found at the bottom of a string (or text) column’s settings menu.
When bucketing (or grouping) numerical columns, decimals can now be used to dictate a fixed bucket size. So a bucket size can now be set to 5.5 & each bucket of values will contain values between 0.0-5.5, 5.6-11.0, etc. This option can be found by selecting ‘Use fixed bucketing’ in a numerical column’s settings menu.
You may be familiar with downloading files - found in ‘Data Presentation’ with the pictured icon as well as with an ‘Export This’ button in pivot tables & some charts.
This download option was previously available for CSV download & we have added XLS or JSON file options. Go crazy!
When you visit ‘Views’, you will see that saved views have been organized by visibility setting: private, restricted, or public. A view’s visibility setting was previously denoted by an (admittedly ambiguous) icon next to the view name. We hope this new organization system will make view visibility more clear!
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