Data Pivoting, SVG Image Export, Improved Line Charts and more
We have recently developed and released some new features here on DataMarket and I would like to tell you about them.
- Improved data selector:
The data selector in the data view is now fully consistent between flat and hierarchical datasets. We have built in search for values (really helpful with large dimensions), clear/select all, shift-select any number of listed values, plus the general look and feel has been much improved.This gives users a better experience when they traverse datasets looking for that hidden nugget of information! We should also note that users can now change the width of the data selector panel on the left hand side for a better usability when working with data sets that have long value names. Just grab the panel’s edge and drag it to expand.
- Pivoting data:
Another new feature in the data view is the ability to pivot data. It is a simple implementation that allows you to toggle how dimensions are mapped to a graph. This is best explained with an example. The two charts show the same data selection. The only difference is in the pivoting:
To pivot the data, simply click the button above the chart in the data view. Note that there is nothing to pivot unless there are at least two dimensions (e.g. “Products” and “Geopolitical Entity” as in the above examples) with multiple selected values.
- SVG export:
We had some customers that needed more control over their image export so we’ve added SVG export from the data view for users with a PRO subscription. So now if you need to export your graph, you can choose between PDF, PNG and SVG.
- Knots on values in line charts:
Our line graphs have sometimes suffered when following a straight line in the sense that it can become difficult to see what is actual datapoints and what is intrapolated between datapoints. This has now been mitigated by showing knots on datapoints for enhanced readability when the number of series and datapoints is low.
- Bug fixes:
Finally we have fixed a number of bugs, most prominently:
- The time selector now correctly reflects the time spanned by multiple datasets.
- Stacked bar chart now grows correctly with number of series.
- Add/remove datasets now works much more smoothly.
As always, we appreciate your feedback, comments and ideas!