Version 9.3.0
Introducing Annotations
Written on August 04 2017

This release provides the following new features:

  • Add annotations to your visualizations! You can attach a callout bubble to any point, or create a block comment that can be dragged anywhere on the visualization. See the tutorials page for a quick explanation of how it can be used personally and in the classroom!

  • Fixed the photos visualization and made it easier to add photos to a data set using the "Edit" link.
  • Don't forget to check Spam folders for password and confirmation emails. We've added reminders on the site.

The following bugs were fixed:

  • Visualization tabs could appear blurry on some browsers.
  • Contributor selection dropdown menu could get cut off the screen.
  • Filtering with timestamps showed "Invalid Date", leaving the charts blank.
  • Adding formula fields after adding new regular fields would freeze up the page
  • Histogram text box didn't always auto-update
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Release v9.2.0
Written on June 27 2017

This release provides the following new features:

  • Compass for maps
  • Automatic suggestions for grouping your data in bar graphs
  • Download charts as PNG images, PDF documents, in addition to SVG
  • Updated Meet the Team Page
  • Official iSENSE emails now have a more official-looking design

The following bugs were fixed:

  • The Visualizations page no longer opens in a new tab
  • Minor design changes
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Release v9
Written on March 10 2017

iSENSE Version 9 is here with the introduction of Project Tagging. Tag your projects for organization or to make them easier to search for. In addition, there is a media object optimization and a stability fix.

Also released recently was the brand-new Box and Whisker vis.

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Release v8.2.6
Written on February 17 2017
The most recent version of the site includes some minor bug fixes to the visualization page as well as a major boost in speed and efficiency on the server side. You should experience faster load times on the site, as well as quicker responses using the API.
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Release v8.2.3
Written on October 14 2016

This release includes a plethora of bug fixes, as well as a few new minor features:

  • The tutorials page has been rewritten and new tutorials have been made
  • The admin-facing user index page has received new controls to filter the displayed users.
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Release v8.2.2
Written on August 24 2016

This release contains mostly bug fixes, with one small addition:

  • The "New Project" button is now a Floating Action Button (FAB) is the bottom-right of the Projects index page.

Complete list of fixed issues

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Release v8.2.1
Written on July 18 2016

Release v8.2.1 includes many bug fixes, as well as a few new additions:

  • "Disable Selected Point" controls now global to all vises
  • Updated "Meet the Team" page
  • Mouseover tooltips for some vis controls to make things more clear

Complete list of fixed issues

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Release v8.2
Written on July 01 2016

iSENSE Version 8.2 includes 4 new features and several bug fixes.

  • Delete many data sets at once with the new "Delete Selected" button on the Project page.
  • Vis page not displaying correctly? Reset to the default vis options with the "Reset Defaults" button on the Edit Project page.
  • Disable individual points from the Scatter vis with the "Disable Selected Point" button in the Tools section. Works great to remove outliers from regressions.
  • Share your App Inventor projects with the new .aia media type.
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Release v8.0
Written on April 29 2016
This release has three major features that result in a new major version.

Devise User System
Devise is an external system that we have integrated into iSENSE in order to better manage our user information. Devise also allowed us to add Google Sign in to iSENSE so new users can create an account using their Google Account.

Formula Fields
The formula fields feature introduces an entire new type of field to iSENSE that is separate from the traditional data fields. With formula fields, users can do mathematical computation on their data fields and display the results in a new field that can be used in visualizations. This feature is extremely useful in many experiments because interesting results are often discovered after calculations as opposed to looking at raw data. A great use case is measuring the diameter and circumference of a circle and creating a formula field circumference/diameter to reveal pi.

Timeline Period
This feature allows users to select a period for example yearly and then see their data displayed on a January to January timeline so that you can side by side compare timelines from different years. 
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More User Information
Written on April 29 2016
The release of iSENSE 8.0 brings you a new user system. This new user system replaces our old user system that we build with a more powerful open source system that has allowed us to more easily integrate Google Account sign in into iSENSE along with a lot of new features behind the scenes.

Google Sign-in Support
If you have a Google Account you also have an iSENSE Account without having to do any extra work. If you already had an iSENSE account and you used your Gmail to create it, then signing in with Google will sign you into that existing account. This also means that you will not need to reset your password, you can just sign in with Google instead.

Password Reset
We reset all the passwords when we moved to our new user system so that there was no chance of any passwords being leaked during the move. For everyone who does not have an iSENSE account that was created using a gmail address, or if you did create it with gmail but want to also have the ability to sign in with an iSENSE password instead of using the sign in with Google feature, you will need to request a new password using the "forgot password" link on the sign in page. You will recieve an email with a link that will allow you to create a new password.

If you run into an issue setting up a new password please email Professor Fred Martin at Please add "iSENSE Password Issue" to the subject line of the email.
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