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12/1/17 | Version 9.6.2
UI Enhancements

This release provides the following new features:

  • View your list of data sets page-by-page instead of loading all at once
  • The sidebar is now hidden by default in mobile view

The following bugs were fixed:

  • Minor style and text fixes

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iSENSE v4.7 has been released – check here for more details!

Along with several UI improvements and bug fixes, iSENSE release v4.7 introduces a new privacy policy and virtual data-point number field for visualizations.

  • Take a moment to review our privacy policy, which can be found here.
  • Every row of data in a data set now automatically has its own virtual data point ID number, which allows for more ways to visualize data sets that do not already contain number fields. For example, if a data set has 5 rows of data, each row of data will have the data point ID number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively. Additionally, while visualizing multiple data sets, you can group by combined data sets to combine rows of data with the same virtual data point ID number.

Looking ahead, iSENSE users should get excited about the following new features soon to come.

  • Users will soon be able to view which data sets were contributed using contribution keys and sort data sets by contribution keys.
  • A new call to append to data sets will soon be added to the API. More details on this call will be added to the API documentation in the next few weeks.
  • A new and improved text editor will soon replace ckeditor.
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iSENSE v4.6 has much to offer. Check here for more details.

This release of iSENSE includes the following:

  • Quadratic regressions on Timeline: Quadratic regressions are now available on timeline visualizations. Options to draw regressions are available in the visualization toolbar as shown below.

  • Table visualization enhancements: The table visualization UI has been improved and sorting is now working properly. Users can click on column headers to sort data in ascending and desending order. Please note timestamps are sorted by date.
  • An important reminder to users on Internet Explorer 9 and below: We only support Internet Explorer 10 and above. We recommend installing the latest version of Internet Explorer or switching to another browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, for optimal compatibility.

 

 

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Dinner and Networking, Thursday, February 27, 2014

 

If you would like to integrate data analysis and visualization into your science, math, or engineering teaching, please come to our iSENSE Teacher Network meeting!

You will learn about iSENSE, a free web tool for uploading, sharing, and visualizing data. iSENSE is great for making sense of manually and electronically gathered experimental data, statistical data, and geocoded information.

At Teacher Network meetings, you will: 

  • hear from teachers about how they’ve been using iSENSE in their classrooms
  • participate in a tutorial about how to use iSENSE
  • discuss approaches for your own classroom with peers and university education faculty and students
  • meet the technical team and get assistance for your own ideas about how to use iSENSE!

All meetings include dinner.

Our next meeting is Thursday February 27 at 4:30p! See more information and sign up here:

http://isense-teacher-network-feb27-2014.eventbrite.com/

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iSENSE Release v4.5 has been released - check here for more details.
Along with several UI improvements, this iSENSE release has much to offer. 
 
  • Drawing best fit lines on graphs with multiple data sets has been significantly improved.
  • Users can now upload Vernier files (.qmbl) to iSENSE. If you collect data using a Vernier device, such as the Logger Pro, you can upload and analyze your data on iSENSE.
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This release offers UI and feature enhancements.

This release offers several UI enhancements, including more tooltips and improved project toggle buttons.

Additionally, users can now contribute data to locked projects with contribution keys. A contribution key is like a password created by project owners and distributed to users without accounts who seek to contribute data. Contribution keys are ideal for teachers who wish to use iSENSE in the classroom without hassling their students to manage accounts. Users can create and manage contribution keys by clicking the Edit button on a project's page as shown below.

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iSENSE v4.3 has been released - The new API is here!
This week's release includes a few minor bug fixes, UI improvements, and.... the new API! The new API enables users to write mobile applications to contribute data to iSENSE.
 
The API can be found here: http://isenseproject.org/api/v1/docs
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iSENSE v4.2 has been released! Click here for more details.

This release delivers a highly requested feature (cloning!), provides users with better zoom control on visualizations, and fixes several bugs and UI issues.

  • Cloning: Have you found an interesting project on iSENSE you'd like to re-create? Cloning makes this easier. Users are now able to clone projects with or without data. The Clone button is above a project's description.
  • Better Zoom Control on Visualizations: Independent X and Y zoom on visualizations makes it easier to analyze data. The independent X/Y zoom controls can be found on the visualizations tool bar.

 

Looking Ahead...

The stable API will be released next week. This API will enable users to write their own apps to contribute data to iSENSE. Stay tuned...

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If you would like to integrate data analysis and visualization into your science, math, or engineering teaching, please come to the iSENSE Teacher Network meeting on 1/23/14.

If you would like to integrate data analysis and visualization into your science, math, or engineering teaching, please come to our iSENSE Teacher Network meeting!

You will learn about iSENSE, a free web tool for uploading, sharing, and visualizing data. iSENSE is great for making sense of manually and electronically gathered experimental data, statistical data, and geocoded information.

At Teacher Network meetings, you will:  

  • hear from teachers about how they’ve been using iSENSE in their classrooms
  • participate in a tutorial about how to use iSENSE
  • discuss approaches for your own classroom with peers and university education faculty and students
  • meet the technical team and get assistance for your own ideas about how to use iSENSE!

All meetings include dinner.

Register here: http://isense-teacher-network-jan23-2014.eventbrite.com/

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We have released a new version of iSENSE with several new features!

The iSENSE team has been working hard to improve website usability and deliver highly requested features. You asked, and we listened. Check out some of our new features:

  • Contribution Keys: Users without iSENSE accounts can contribute data with a contribution key. A contribution key is like a password created by project owners and distributed to users without accounts who seek to contribute data. Teachers eager to use iSENSE in the classroom without hassling students to create or use iSENSE accounts will find this feature useful. More information regarding contribution keys will be posted in a tutorial.

  • Restrictive text fields: Users can specify a list of predefined choices for text fields. The primary purpose of restrictive texts fields is to make grouping data easier. Users can create restrictive text fields by entering a comma separated list of acceptable text items in the restrictions column when editing fields.

  • Tooltips: Navigating iSENSE just became easier with tooltips. Tooltips are hints users can view by simply hovering over items, such as buttons and search bars, on the website. If you have suggestions for additional tooltips, please let us know.

  • Default visualizations: Project owners can select a default visualization that is best suited to represent project data.

  • New visualization table: The new visualization table loads larger datasets fast, allows you to search per field, and looks clean and polished.

  • User Interface Tweaks: All project options can be found by clicking the Edit button on a project's page.

  • Backend improvements: We are now backed by a testing suite.

iSENSE accounts now require a valid email address. If you have not already done so, please update your account with a valid email address. Accounts without emails have automatically been given an email in the form username.fake@example.com. We ask for your email address to help you better manage your account.

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We talk about changes for version 3.2, and new changes coming ahead.

Happy New Year Everyone!

This is primarily a bug fix release. The main change you'll notice is the index pages for browsing projects, visualizations, and tutorials got a facelift. They now should be much harder to break (previously clicking on the search buttons too fast, or resizing the window certain ways caused issues). We have also switched to using pages of results instead of slowly loading everything available, which should make things is a bit snappier. Finially, we now do some validation of data on file upload, so you'll be alerted of things like text showing up in numeric fields.

Looking Ahead

We would like to tell you about some changes in the making over the next month or so:

  • New user account requirements. Emails are going to become required, both for consistency and password reset reasons. Don't worry if you use email-less accounts to contribute data - read on.
  • Data "contribution keys." These are essentially passwords that will allows somone who is or is not logged in to contribute data sets to a project, even if the project is locked. We hope that this will allow more control over projects and contributions, which many of you have been asking for. This also allows non-users to contribute data (such as in a classroom environment). No need for email-less accounts anymore. If a non-user contributes a data set, it will be owned by the project owner.
  • Project field restrictions. When creating a project, you will be able to restrict what values can go in a text field by specifying a comma-separated list of accepted values. This should help keep erroneous values out of text fields intended as specific labels, such as poll results or hurricane classifications.
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