This release is a complete overhaul of the way in which variables are passed around behind the scenes, making it possible to display and modify code for the current plot. The main focus for this release is to narrow the gap between GUI and coding for users interested in learning to use R.
iNZInfoWindow class to support both "Get Summary" and "Get Inference" which includes future scalability to code-writing and manual user-modifiable code snippets, plus an extensible command panel.
- New plot code panel displays the code for the current plot, and allows users to edit the code by hand.
- Survey designs can now be loaded from a file (.svydesign)
- Add option to save interactive plots locally (including assets)
- Add support for JSON files
- Add data report (pdf/html/word) (using 'dataMaid' package)
- Add column selection and reordering dialog (File > Select and reorder variables)
- Adds ability to quickly reload iNZight from the File menu, preserving all changes
- Added better icons to the menus
Since this is a major release, it includes many bug fixes as part of the above major changes.
- New Module Manager
- Beta functionality: save and load the iNZight session. Accessible by first going to File > Preferences and turning on developmental features (requires restart).
- pass NULL to scale/rscale when specifying survey replicate design
type that does not ask user for them
- fix function name from iNZightPlots
- move makeNames() method (part of iNZDataModWin) to 'iNZightTools' package
stringsAsFactors = TRUE for upcoming R 4.0.0
- manage modules from the Advanced menu
- pass colby and locate variable to interactive plot
- load from clipboard option
- add option to import data from a URL as well as local files
- remove equal variance checkbox for survey design (two way t-test)
- survey design code pasted together with a new line when
deparse returns multiple lines (#281, @tmelliott)
Release date: 11 November 2019
- allow users to change column types for all import types (cat/num)
- reset axis limits when either V1 or V2 change (temp fix until something less aggressive is implemented)
- make title/xlab/ylab boxes reactive to keystroke
- add RData/rda and RDS import methods to main Import window, removing Load and Save options from File menu
- disable plotly for ridgeline density plots
- use temporary directory for ggplot thumbnails
- some naming changes to plot modification UI
- deleting plots in "Plot History" window will now remove them from the plot list in the window immediately
- gridplots now have palette selection
- cut-point option for diverging stacked bar charts
- the plot history window now reruns the code used for previous plots instead of storing the plot itself
- the plot history window now has a textbox for users to modify code and run in an temporary environment
- sortable plots now have ascending/descending option
- enable inference for survey designs
- addon modules now available (as a developmental feature)
- add option to export as rda
- allow user to select which Excel sheet to import
- enable transparency for ridgeline plots
- enable palettes, colouring, etc. for barcode plots
Release date: 23 September 2019
- add gallery of previously stored plots for ggplots
- rearrange controls for ggplots
- add ability to rotate x/y axis for ggplots
- change the default number of observations a square represents in gridplots
Release date: 2 September 2019
- adds option to perform hypothesis test on a single proportion
- allow users to request simulated p-value from chi-square tests
- add option to change the number of observations a square represents in gridplots
- add option for ridgeline ggplot
- add controls for the width and method of swarming for beeswarm plots
- label changes to ggplot controls
Release date: 26 August 2019
- fix warnings that occur from
family = "normal" fonts
- fix preferences storage location on Windows Install version of iNZight
- fix bug preventing Get Summary/Inference from working with FT plots
Release date: 13 August 2019
- allow user to remove calibration design from calibration window
- change how frequency variable is stored so it is retained after filter/modifying
- improve how replicate weights are displayed, and addition of 'remove' button
- add option to dataset menu to view the (entire) dataset using
- add search box to filter long variable lists (iNZight home panel)
- add option to change ggplot theme of Financial Times plots
- add beeswarm option for plotting (using ggbeeswarm)
- add ability to include captions for sources in Financial Times plots
Release date: 22 July 2019
- modules directory no longer used (or created) on Windows, to help the updater
- fix bug in point sizing when removing/adding box plot from dotplots
Release date: 15 July 2019
- allow users to specify replicate weights in the survey design
- specify post stratification information to existing survey design
- specify frequency column to use in plots, summary, and inference
- add suite of Financial Times plots (using ggplot2) (#211, @daniel-barnett)
Release date: 30 April 2019
Dates and times
- convert variables into datetimes (Variables > Dates and times)
- extract time information from a datetime variable (such as the hour, or year)
Merging and reshaping data sets
- reshape data from long to wide, and vice versa
- merge data sets using
- join data sets by appending rows
Other changes and fixes
- add axis transformation (log-10) for numeric variables
- switch between counts/percentages in bar plots
- import SAS files (.sas7bdat and .xpt)
- add dataset validation module
- allow switching between categorical and numeric data types in import window
- fixes, and export additional variables, for interactive maps
- when importing RDS files, character variables are converted to factors
Release date: 05 April 2019
- small change to patch bug in iNZightPlots package
Release date: 12 February 2019
- fix a bug in Get Inference which showed x and y the wrong way around
Release date: 01 February 2019
- update API for module windows to create header (title), body (with scrollbar), and footer (for buttons)
Release date: 16 January 2019
- fix a bug in which the preferences menu wouldn't open up
Release date: 07 January 2019
Release date: 15 November 2018
- add dataset summary information to Get Summary (when no variables selected)
- add interact button
- fix call for survey design objects (remove NULL arguments)
- fix bug that prevented iNZight to launch on some macs
Release date: 10 August 2018
- fix bug in reading non-csv files
Release date: 15 August 2018
- import data now uses updated functions which return the file-specified code,
available from Advanced > R Code history
- maps module completely renovated
- interactive plots have recieved more updates and fixes
Release date: 25 May 2018
- fix bug in import window where some character encodings were being distorted
- fix typo in import window info box
- catch import errors, so the "please wait" dialog hopefully doesn't stay open forever
Release date: 21 Febuary 2018
- fix small issue in import module that prevented reading of non-UTF-8 csv files
Release date: 23 January 2018
- New developmental code writing feature has been added, which writes tidyverse code
for common data/variable manipulations
- Manage your datasets with the updated data set widget, just above the data set view!
- Added the ability to control font size in Summary/Inference windows via File > Preferences
- The Reorder Levels window has been reconfigured to, hopefully, make it easier to use
- Filtering no longer clears the slots
- Import data [beta] is ... no longer beta!
- Updated the splash screen to be up-to-date, and attempt to be friendly ...
- saving residuals/predicted values works if you select only quadratic or cubic
Release date: 12 January 2018
- Add font size option to preferences for the Get Summary/Inference windows
Release date: 02 October 2017
- More bug fixes/minor improvements
Release date: 25 August 2017
- Add basic code history to model fitting module
- few bug fixes
Release date: 18 August 2017
- Fixes for Interactive plots
- BETA release of new Model Fitting module
Release date: 02 June 2017
- Integrate changes in
Release date: 23 March 2017
- Time Series module update to new UI
- Added Import Data (Beta) module (alongside existing one)
- Save plots as SVG or Interactive HTML (Beta)
- Update Gapminder data
- Survey design object is now passed to Model Fitting module (will soon be depreciated)
- Various other bug fixes in supporting packages
Release date: 13 December 2016
Main changes in this update are within the Inference functions;
t-tests performed on request.
- Hypothesis testing: new option under Get Inference
- one-sample t-tests, two-sample t-tests, ANOVA, and one- and two-way Chi-square testing
- ability to adjust null value and alternative hypothesis in t-tests
- ability to specify pooled variance alternative for two-sample t-test
- Store predicted values and residuals under Get Summary (for scatter plots and ANOVA)
SURFIncomeSurvey data set (200 row subset) to examples
- "factor" reworded to "categorical" in summary/inference output
- some of the inference output has been adjusted slightly for consistency (see above)
- Fix a bug in inference output where reorded factors' confidence intervals and p-values were not reordered!
- Fix issue where confidence intervals for two-way table row proportions were ordered incorrectly
Release date: 12 October 2016
- Bug fix: can now change colours of histograms
Release date: 04 October 2016
- Add "Updates Available" text back to the title (when they're available, of course!)
Release date: 23 September 2016
- Fix up labels and icons so plot toolbar and plot menu match
- Fix a bug where two-level bar plots failed to draw
- Fix a bug where empty levels in two-way bar plots failed to draw
- Fix locator for dot plots
- Fix the updates available checker
Release date: 5 Septemer, 2016
This is a major new release of iNZight, so many things have changed.
We hope you like them!
Here's just a few of the major new features to iNZight.
- Example data sets available from the File menu
- Play time can now be stopped, and the interval adjusted
- Switch variables with the one below by clicking the "down" arrow to the right of the variable box
- Maps Module - visualise geographical data:
- Coordinates: if your data set includes GPS coordinates for each observation,
iNZight will let you plot them on a map.
- Countries: if observations have country names associated with them,
you can colour countries on a map by another variable.
Try this out with the Gapminder data set included in Example Data!
- Dual Window mode - if you've used VIT, then this will be familiar to you. From File > Preferences,
you can choose to have a separate window for graphs (as opposed to the built-in one).
We can't list everything here, but some of the important ones are listed below.
- Plot toolbar has new icons
- Add to Plot window completely redesigned to make plot modification easier
- Resize points has been adjusted to resize the area proportional to the value.
Also added an "emphasize" option, which scales sizes linearly.
- COLOUR: new, better palettes have been introduced, including viridis,
which are colourblind friendly.
- Multiple Response has been overhauled to be more intuitive and fit in with the rest of iNZight.
- (temporary) Just a quick workaround for analysing tables in iNZight: Dataset > Expand Table
Given the magnitude of changes, there's little point mentioning the minor ones and bug fixes!
Release date: 16 November 2015
- correct the names and URLs in the 'Help > User Guides' menu
- fix bug that occurs when 'Colour by' variable has only one unique value
Release date: 08 November, 2015
- specify colours for dotplots and scatterplots from the Add to Plot > Code more variables screen.
Release date: 02 November 2015
- Improve smoothness of dotplot transitions by only redrawing
when the scaling has changed.
Release date: 28 October 2015
- Add option to display labels internally on numeric x factor
- Fix from iNZightPlots for Get Summary (
n.missing now correct)
Release date: 21 October 2015
- Remove dependency on
RODBC package; this causes
issues on Mac attempting to manually install.
Release date: 12 October, 2015
- Include FPC (finite population corrections) in survey designs
- Replace the drag-drop boxes for variabes with drop-down
boxes for an alternative method of variable
selection. Drag-and-drop functionality has been retained.
- Fix the enabling/disabling of buttons when survey designs
- When closing the survey design window, they specified design
is now checked for validity before saving the design.
- Fix bug in the Multiple Response module that gave an
"inverse" error message.
- Various other small fixes throughout iNZight and other
dependency pacakges. See their change logs for details.
Release date: 4 August, 2015
- SURVEY DESIGNS: iNZight can now handle survey designs
(currently Strata, 2-stage (nesting) clustering, and a weighting
variable. Plots take account of this structure and inference that
displays (currently only trend lines on bivariate plots) use
functions from the
survey packages and thus incorporate weights.
- Adjust the axis limits from the Add to Plot menu.
- Adjust the number of bars displayed on a bar plot from the
Add to Plot menu.
- the plot tool bar has been added to the Menubar at the top
of the page. This allows users to work in a dual-window mode
(with a narrow iNZight interface and a separate plotting window)
and still be able to access plot functions.
- fixes to a few issues occuring in dotplots
- display an error if Add to Plot is called without any
variables having been selected
Release date: 01 July 2015
- iNZightPlots package: fix colour of segmented bar plots to
match the legend
Release date: 27 July 2015
- Fix mapping of confidence intervals (instead of comparison
intervals) to Year 12 intervals in dot plots.
Release date: 16 June, 2015
- users can specify a window size in File > Preferences
- Links to the User Guides found on our website have been
added, including help buttons in the Add To Plot and Inference
- LOCATE functionality now included for dot plots. Also fixes
several bugs in the previous update for locating points in
- the "Row Operations" menu has been renamed "Data"
Release date: 09 June 2015
- fix a dependency issue required for aggregating data sets
Release date: 25 May, 2015
- New hexagonal binning plot available to large samples
- Live updating sliders for the "Add to Plot" panel, which is
now embedded into the main window rather than creating an
additional pop-up window
- The "Add to Plot", "Remove Additions" and
"Inference Information" windows have been integrated into the main
window with the aim of making the interface cleaner and easier to
- When colouring points by a numeric variable, a continuous colour
range is used rather than a discrete one.
- The plotting package has been rewritten to accomodate survey
designs (this will be integrated with iNZight itself at a later
date). However, the plots have been modified to be cleaner and far
more efficient. Additionally, the algorithms used for the
inference information have been updated. For more information on
this, see the iNZightPlots change log.
- The "Get Summary" and "Get Inference" outputs have been
redesigned to hopefully give a more intuitive, cleaner
presentation of the information.
- From dot plots and histograms, the comparison (and confidence)
interval values can be read from the graph by clicking 'Get Values'
in the 'Inference Information' panel. This includes the Year 12 intervals
applied to medians.
- LOCATOR: functionality for scatterplots vastly improved,
allowing selection of related points, retaining points over
multiple graphcs, and selecting points by a variable.
(similar upgrades for dot plots coming in v2.2)
- the number of missing values is now displayed on the plot,
broken down by variable
- the list of options in the 'Add to Plot' window are now in a drop
down menu, rather than radio buttons, to save space
- many other small UI improvements
colour by is set, but the graph is changed to a histogram,
the legend is removed from the plot
- fixes a bug in the plotting that was causing large values to fall off the axes
of the plots
- includes other patches from the previous version of iNZight
Release date: 10 March 2015
- ping for an internet connection before trying to check for updates
Release date: 10 February 2015
- fix a bug causing write-protected directories to crash
Release date: 12 December 2014
- fixed up the plot device in Time Series on Linux machines
Release date: 18 November 2014
- The data set name is displayed above the data view
- The variable type is now displayed as a prefix to the variable
names in the variable view
- A new "Updates Available" shows up when new versions are
- A new Help tab that includes Licence information, and a link
to the FAQ and Support pages
- In the "Remove Additions" window, "Remove segmentation" has
been renamed to "Remove colour by" for bar plots, and
"Restore default labels" is added to remove customised plot
- Removes development text from Load Data window
- Fixes a bug in the Locate Points feature when the scales are
- Scroll bars added to Reorder Levels window
- The menu has been moved above the plot tabs, so it no longer
gets cut off
Release date: 17 September, 2014
- A new Multiple Response analysis module has been added to the
Advanced menu. This utilises the iNZightMR package developed by
- "Add to Plot" window modified for barcharts - can show only
CIs, and also selects comparison and confidence intervals by default
- Includes a suite of bug fixes in the iNZightPlots package - see its
NEWS file for these
Release date: 17 June, 2014
- can now cycle through all two-variable plots for a selected
- "play" button for the first subset by variable
(automatically cycle levels)
- data manipulation features added and modified
- can now specify to identify min/max points in a dot plot
- in the Add to Plot window for barcharts, reworded "segment by" to "colour by"
- the transparency slider now runs from 0% to 100%
- identify functionality works for subsets (except when multi plots at once)
Release date: 27 March, 2014
- Identify feature added to the "Add To Plot" menu. This
allows users to interactively label points with
id or any other
variable. This feature works for both dot plots and scatter plots.
- Vertical sliders added to the
Rename Levels and
Rename factor levels windows.
- Reorder levels now works as expected, including sort by
- Bug where the iNZight window closes even if a user clicks
cancel has been fixed.
Release date: 18 January, 2014
The entire iNZight module of iNZightVIT has been rewritten,
with a multitude of changes along the way.