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Version Changes

Changes for v4.5

  • Added the Fill, Floating Bar, and Floating Column plot types.
  • Increased the number of variables that can be plotted on a single plot. Most plots allow you to plot up to 99 variables.
  • Redesigned the Variable Selection dialog.
  • Added 24 new plot symbols.
  • Added support for the latest Excel file formats (.xlsx).
  • Modified how plots are exported  to avoid using QuickTime and achieve higher resolution images (maximum of 1400 dpi on Mac and 800 dpi on Windows).
  • Added a CMYK option when exporting TIFF images.
  • Added support for drop lines in many of the plot types.
  • Added support for natural log and log (base 2) axes.
  • Plot symbols can now have an outline color that is different from the fill color. This also allows the frames in Box and Percentile plots to be different from the fill color, and for the frames in Bar and Column plots to be different as well (unless Black Column Frame is selected in Plot Options).
  • Axes, major and minor grid lines, and major and minor ticks can now have their colors set independently
  • Added an option to display the median line on a Dot plot.
  • The width of the boxes in Box and Percentile plots can be controlled by the Column Offset field in the Bar portion of Plot Options.
  • Box plots can now have a fill pattern when markers are displayed on the plots.
  • Percentile plots can now have fill patterns.
  • Added a Slice Data command to the Functions menu that can be used to reorganize Y data associated with up to three grouping variables for further analysis.
  • Added an Export All Curve Fits command to the Curve Fits menu that compiles all of the curve fit results in a new data window.
  • Expanded the number of statistics that are calculated when performing a Linear curve fit. The new statistics include: adjusted R^2, standard error, F value, and P value for the overall fit, as well as standard error, t value, P value, and upper and lower 95% confidence limits for the slope and intercept. These statistics can be viewed by choosing View Results or Copy Parameters to Clipboard from the View pop-up menu in the Curve Fit Selections dialog or by choosing Curve Fit > Export All Curve Fits.
  • Added a Copy Confidence Values to Data Window command to the Curve Fit Selections dialog for Linear curve fits. Choosing this command appends the specified confidence limit values of the Linear curve fit to the data window for further plotting.
  • Added a Copy Predicted Values to Data Window command to the Curve Fit Selections dialog for exporting the values from a curve fit at the original X values.
  • Modified the Edit Text dialog so that it can be resized. This text editor is used in several locations within KaleidaGraph, including the Posted Note and the Library.
  • The Line Thickness setting in Plot Options now controls the thickness of the legend
    symbol for variables that are represented by a fill pattern.
  • Expanded the commands available in the #SCRIPT formula script command. It is now possible to script all of the options available in Axis Options and Variable Settings. It is also possible to apply curve fits via a script.
  • Added some commands to the #PICT/OPT and #METAFILE/OPT formula script commands. It is now possible to specify the resolution and control the size of the exported image via a script.


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Changes for v4.1

  • Added support for the Intel Macintosh.
  • Bitmap file export (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF) now uses QuickTime to generate the export files. As a result, a number of new features have been added such as byte ordering, compression, and variable JPEG export quality.
  • Modified the Mac Help file to use Apple’s Help Viewer and the Windows Help file to open as an HTML Help file.

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Changes for v4.0

  • Redesigned the data window to include the following:
  • Adjustable column width and row height.
  • Ability to select the font, font size, style, justification, font color, and background color for individual columns.
  • Ability to add horizontal and vertical splits to compare different sections of the same data window.
  • Column titles can be edited directly in the data window.
  • Added a toolbar to the top of each data window. Added an option to the Preferences dialog and a command to the Data menu to control whether the toolbar is displayed or hidden.
  • When saving the data file, the size of the data window is remembered.
  • The default characteristics of the data window can be set in the Column tab of the Preferences dialog.
  • Unless the Shift key is pressed, closing a data window automatically embeds the data file in the plot to prevent a plot from losing its data.
  • Added Dot, Summary Column, Double Y Bar, and Double Y Column plots.
  • Added the ability to change the position of the axes.
  • Added support for axis breaks.
  • Added the ability to choose how scientific and engineering notation plot labels are displayed.
  • Added six new formats for controlling the display of time series axis labels.
  • Added the ability to set the X axis limits in Probability and X-Y Probability plots.
  • Logarithmic scales are now available for Box and Percentile plots.
  • Added support for creating Histograms by specifying the bin size. This is the method that was used prior to v3.5. The Histogram portion of the Plot Options dialog determines which method is used.
  • Modified the Identify tool so that coordinates can be added from multiple plots. By pressing Ctrl+Shift (Windows) or Command+Shift (Mac) each time you use the Identify tool, the Clipboard is not cleared. As soon as you use the Shift key without pressing Ctrl or Command, the Clipboard is cleared.
  • Added the Student-Newman-Keuls, Scheffe, and Fisher’s LSD post hoc tests. 
  • Added a linear correlation function, corr(), to the Functions menu in Formula Entry. 
  • Modified the statistics commands in Formula Entry to make it easier to calculate statistics on a row-by-row basis across a range of columns. You can now use a formula like c3=mean(0:2) instead of c3=mean([0:0, 0:2]).
  • Added the ability to save a group layout file, which embeds the plot files in the same file as the layout file. 
  • Added a Save as type (Windows) or Format (Mac) pop-up menu to the Save dialog when saving from the data, plot, and layout windows. This caused most of the commands to be removed from the Import and Export submenus.
  • Data, plot, and layout windows can be saved in a v3.5 format for use in v3.5x and v3.6x. 
  • The Show Macros and Edit Macros commands were combined into a single command. 
  • Added an Invert Mask command to the Functions menu. This works like the Invert Mask macro, but can be used on multiple columns at once. 
  • The various curve fit definitions in the Curve Fits folder (Examples folder) now include the partial derivatives for each of the equations. 
  • Changed the calculation of R^2 for curve fits to allow R^2 to be negative.
  • Redesigned the Preferences, Axis Options, Variable Settings (formerly Plot Style), and Plot Options (formerly Plot Extras) dialogs. 
  • A Preview button was added to the Axis Options, Variable Settings, and Plot Options dialogs that lets you see how your changes affect the plot without leaving the dialog. 
  •  The Axis Options dialog now includes the settings that were in the Plot Color, X Label Format, Y Label Format, X2 Label Format, and Y2 Label Format dialogs. In addition, the settings for tick length, axis thickness, grid thickness, and tick thickness are now included in this dialog.
  • An option was added in the Curve Fit Settings tab that forces any curve fits applied to this variable to use the same color as the variable. 
  • The View dialog that could be displayed from within Plot Style is no longer available. Use the Plot Options command to set the default marker size. 
  • The Plot Options command now includes the options for a number of different plots. The settings that were available in Polar Options, Probability Options, Histogram Options, and Step Options are now included in this one dialog. 
  • The General category contains a Marker Thickness setting that lets you set the thickness of the markers independently of the variable and curve fit lines. 
  • The options associated with Bar and Column plots were separated into a new category within this dialog. 
  •  A category was created for Pie charts which includes a Draw Pie Frame option.
  • The Format menu was removed. The Text Options, Value Label Format, and Equation Label Format commands were moved to the Plot menu. The Curve Fit Options command is now located in the Curve Fit menu. 
  • The Column Format dialog has been replaced by a floating palette. 
  • The pop-up menu that controlled the decimal separator is now located in the Preferences dialog. 
  • The Update Plot command has been changed slightly. When you choose this command from the Plot menu or click the Update Plot button, the plot is updated based on the entire data set, regardless of any selections in the data window. To update the plot using a subset of the data, select the data, press Shift, Alt (Windows), or Option (Mac), and either choose Plot > Update Plot or click the Update Plot button. This particular selection will be remembered until you make a different selection and press Shift, Alt, or Option when updating the plot. To go back to using the entire data set, either select all of the data or click a single cell and press Shift, Alt, or Option when updating the plot. 
  • The settings files for the Windows version can now be stored in the \Documents and Settings\(current user)\Application Data\Synergy Software\KaleidaGraph 4.0 directory. 

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