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DACORD Release 2.4.5
6 June 2018

Advisory use notices added.

Users are advised that services and Terms of Use have been updated to GDPR compliance.

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

SHAMAL-2273 Noty advising secure log out, back up and password change
SHAMAL-2276 Password restriction for existing users to 12+ characters

DACORD Release 2.4.4
24 May 2018

Users are advised that services and Terms of Use have been updated to GDPR compliance.

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2268 Updated DACORD Terms of Use.
SHAMAL-2269 Disabled cookies
SHAMAL-2270 Terms and privacy confirmation checkbox added to sign-up form
SHAMAL-2272 Improved log-on protection

DACORD Release 2.4.3
12 February 2018

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2267 Analysis: Incorrect resizing of screen when the Print Chart function is selected has been fixed.

DACORD Release 2.4.2
27 July 2017

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2264 Maps: Incorrectly shown Color Palette with new version of Google Chrome web browser has been fixed.

DACORD Release 2.4.0
29 June 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2260 Need to Improve speed through secure firewalls. DACORD uses 2048 bit secure SSL certificates for all traffic, for secure password and data transport
SHAMAL-2261 Time Series graphs in Analysis shows date/time in local time, but Datasets is in UTC. Graphs in Analysis have been changed to UTC to match Datasets
SHAMAL-2262 Viewing very large datasets with 650 variables would cause the loading to time out. The time out has need extended to handle datasets of at least 650 variables.
SHAMAL-2263 Analysis: Graphical Complexity data is rounded to nearest integer values. Now displays the floating point values

DACORD Release 2.3.18
14 June 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2246 Issue with long times logging in from certain locations. Changes made to page/file headers to improve browser caching and load times

DACORD Release 2.3.16
27 May 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2260 Admin update for: Resizing Event Log display for Admin page. Improved handling on empty login name. Performance monitoring for page loading times

DACORD Release 2.3.14
12 May 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been addressed

Key Description
SHAMAL-2232 Font on PNG and PDF Exports is wrong. Now fixed for Maps and Analysis Export PNG/PDF
SHAMAL-2260 Improvements to Admin Page to manage licenses to users' access

DACORD Release 2.3.12
5 May 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

The following issues have been resolved

Key Description
SHAMAL-2259 Users had trouble maintaining connection to Maps and Analysis. DACORD would log out the user, then changes would be lost or disabled.

DACORD Release 2.3.10
26 April 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2251 Update registration page for Maps quicksign

DACORD Release 2.3.8
24 March 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Bug Fixes

Updated a previous change to ensure Graphical Complexity shows the % label.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2208 Add % to Graphical Complexity graphs

DACORD Release 2.3.6
15 March 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Bug Fixes

Fixes for loading when errors occur in data transfer, comparing Explore filter setting changes, and size of modal with importing Explore filters from MAPS.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2233 Fixed merge maps modal scrolling
SHAMAL-2234 Fixed Import filters from Maps modal

DACORD Release 2.3.4
7 March 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Bug Fixes

This update fixes issues when importing filter settings and the change indicator * would be displayed or the axis order would be restored after Layout->Reset.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2229 Parallel Coordinates graph * change indicator sometimes does not work after loading CSV
SHAMAL-2230 Parallel Coordinates Graph: loading from CSV reverts to last restored axis order
SHAMAL-2231 Loading a filter setting with different axis order always fails compare, when there is no change

DACORD Release 2.3.2
4 March 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Bug Fixes

This update fixes some issues when creating Analysis from large datasets. The initial sorting would timeout, even thought the sorting was successful. The message to show the Analysis disappeared during calculation.

Additionally, the printing of graphs in Analysis now produces the same result as the screen. The display on the graph is ordered relative to the order they are selected. When printing, the order of lines/dots reverted to the Variables list order.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2225 Printing Time Series and scatter plot graphs. The Variable could be printed in a different order from the display
SHAMAL-2226 Calculating Analysis message is not shown during calculation for a very large Analysis
SHAMAL-2228 Analysis-New Analysis: If the dataset was very large, and loaded into Analysis the first time, if would time out when sorting, even though the sorting was successful and indicate that the dataset was too large.

DACORD Release 2.3.0
29 February 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.11/10/9 and Linux systems.

There is a limitation for the maximum size of data that can be displayed. The graphs are currently limited to 800,000 data points plotted from selected Variables. When working at this limit, it is advisable to close other tabs in Google Chrome. When memory in Google Chrome is exhausted, there is a risk the page will crash with Aw, Snap displayed and the page will need reloading.

Improvements

Explore | Parallel Coordinates

In the Explore tab, Parallel Coordinates graph has been enhanced to investigate larger data. Loading up to 50MB is now possible with 32 Variables and 150k time points. The Save Menu prompts for faster saving, showing the current name, which is automatically overwritten if saved to the same name, or a new filter setting created if a new name is chosen. Numerical editing of filter settings uses only numbers on the input to improve speed and accuracy. As shown below, the data export from the Parallel Coordinates graph will export a CSV as shown in the data table below the graph, using the currently reduced list of variables and the order of variables if changed by dragging columns on the parallel coordinates graph.

The drawing technology has been changed and the filtering has been optimised to increase speed and interaction when using large amount of data. Now handles 150k rows (timepoints) in the parallel coordinates graph and load and save over 100 variable filter settings.

A background shadow has been added to show the extent of the original data when filters are applied.

Explore | Parallel Coordinates - Linked to Maps

MAPs is fully linked to the Explore Tab. Parallel Coordinate Filter Settings, can be exported to Maps. The Map can be edited, annotated, copied and merged with other Maps. If the Filter Settings retain the same format and are linked to the Filter Setting Name, then each group of Filters can be imported.

Choose Import->MAPS to display a table of compatible Filter Settings for all your accessible Maps. This works for Maps that are shared with you, or other Analysis using the same dataset. The Import Filter Table has a link back to the original Map (open in a new window) and shows a list of Filters when you hover over the number of Filters.

Exporting styles across all graphs consistent

For better reporting, the graph exporting has been improved in all graphs to show the Name and Title.

Large data handling

The Compare Tab scatter graph using much faster drawing technology to handle larger data. The graph can handle up to 1.2 million points in total, from all selected Variables. Drawing and zoom are faster. Selecting points is much faster and easier to hover over a point and select. This will synchronise the Time Point across all graphs, including the Connectivity | Network Graph.

For the Explore function, and for the whole analysis the data handling has been changed in the browser so it can now load and process up to 50MB input dataset, yielding over 160MB total results. This has required improved time point selection in the graphs to calculate the index correctly. Also when the graphs show more than a single data point on a pixel, the graph shows the average for a range of points. The tooltip now shows the time range for each point (averaged).

The time series graphs now synchronise across all graphs when using the lower Navigator graph (selecting the time range).

Analysis - Network Graph

The network graph interactions have been simplified. The synchronisation of selections now occurs only on activation of the menu, such that selections on the network and the variables list are synchronised only when the menu 'Sync Selection' is activated. A Clear Selection has been added. The network can be reduced to selected Variables from the Variables List, and the Edge and Node filters then act on the visual network at all time points.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2146 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Add shading and outline block to filters
SHAMAL-1258 Fixed exporting Logo to make common across Maps, Parallel Coords and Network Diagram (Analysis). Fixed Styles for exporting to PNG/PDF, and now compiles styles for Batik to use in Portal.
SHAMAL-2189 Corrected time point selection when time line is greater than number of pixels displayed... therefore the 'index' relates to the screen and not the X data points.
SHAMAL-2193 When reducing by Sync Variables, Nodes selected in network only were shown. Now correct behaviour is only show Variables selected. Fixed Clearing groups on Sync Selection, only when changes are made Sync Selection works correctly when network is reduced by filters
SHAMAL-2148 Fixed exporting CSV data from Parallel Coordinates. Now exports only displayed columns, and maintains the order.
SHAMAL-1449 SHAMAL-2201 SHAMAL-2204 SHAMAL-2208 SHAMAL-2192 SHAMAL-2199 SHAMAL-2202 SHAMAL-2203 Fixing Data Transfer and Filters saving (large numbers)
SHAMAL-2220 Fixed the POST messaging from the PHP Portal to the ESB. Finding out the ESB works with HTTP 1.0 and the Portal was sending HTTP 1.1 (who knew!)
SHAMAL-2210 Updated Highstocks (from 2.1.5 to 4.2.1). Fixed indexing when hovering over scatter plot for very long data.
SHAMAL-2214 Detected when pixel is showing more than one point, and added a range to the date. This may not be final formatting version, but we have the functionality at the moment.
SHAMAL-2217 Fixed Highcharts events for click and hover, simplified. Added event for Navigator Range, to sync zoom across all highcharts. Fixed scatter events when data not populated... apparent when using boost.js for canvas scatter plot
SHAMAL-2214 Plotted values in highcharts are averaged for large datasets. Tooltip changed to show the range of time points used for the average y value
SHAMAL-2184 Variable List and Group List selections also select Linked Nodes (from current Network)
SHAMAL-2206 Datasets: import file with 2 digit date reads it as 4 digit and start from 0000
SHAMAL-2221 SHAMAL-2222 Errors when exporting Filter Settings to Maps, when Variable Names contain special characters
SHAMAL-2223 Parallel Coordinates: Import filters settings from Maps
SHAMAL-2224 Change Scatter Plot to Canvas drawing technology to handle very large data

DACORD Release 2.2
8 January 2016

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.10/9/8 and Linux systems.

General Improvements

In Analysis, the Explore Parallel Coordinates graph has new features. Filter settings can be saved, recalled, imported and exported. The filter settings can be exported to a Map to add explanatory notes when reducing results sets. The filtered data can also be exported to CSV file, which will be exported using the optionally reduced and reordered variables.

In Analysis, the synchronised selections between the Variables, Groups and Network graph Nodes have been simplified. The interactions on the Network graph have been reduced. The events to synchronise the selection of Nodes and Variables (Selection->Sync Selection), and the selection of Linked Nodes (Selection->Select Linked Nodes) happens only on the network menu and not interactive with the Network Graph. The Sync Variables still operates the same and reduces the Network Nodes and Explore Parallel Coordinates to the selected Variables. On the Network Graph, the Filters on Nodes and Edges apply to the visual graph and are always maintained after applying any other changes, such as choosing a time point or reducing the variables using Sync Variables.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2149 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Add shading and outline block to filters
SHAMAL-2145 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Enter Filter limits numerically
SHAMAL-857 'Semantic' zoom for network graph
SHAMAL-1448 Change axes filter highlighting to be more obvious
SHAMAL-2146 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Store/recall filter limits (as risk appetite)
SHAMAL-2148 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Export dataset of filtered results
SHAMAL-2147 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Download one or all stored filter states
SHAMAL-1427 In Parallel Coordinates Explore Tab, show number of filtered rows
SHAMAL-2185 Analysis-Parallel Coordinates: Export filters settings to Maps
SHAMAL-2187 Import Filter Settings from CSV (exported CSV)
SHAMAL-2193 Analysis: Change Network behaviour for simpler operations
SHAMAL-2189 Corrected time point selection in Time Series graphs when time line is greater than number of pixels displayed

DACORD Release 2.1.2
9 October 2015

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.10/9/8 and Linux systems.

General Improvements

Maps LHS accordion now compresses when the window size is small, working down to 240 pixels without showing a scroll bar.

Fixed a bug introduced into the previous release. The Datasets link did not work in the top right menu bar.

The Username length has been increased, so long email addresses can be used up to 60 characters.

Changes

Key Description
MIST-1517 Fixed: Maps can scroll when below minimum height.
SHAMAL-2160 Top right status bar, Datasets link not working
SHAMAL-2159, SHAMAL-1509, SHAMAL-2161 Portal fixes
SHAMAL-2162 Maps Share Email should set the field Reply To

DACORD Release 2.1
23 September 2015

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.10/9/8 and Linux systems.

New Features

Network Import Edge List

Networks can be imported on Load using a comma separated edge list. The format is 'source, target, edge weight'. The edge weight is optional.

Example:

# directed true
# source,target,data
a,b,1
a,c,3.14159
d,e,42

Rules:

  1. Do not include a Header row. THis will be treated as part of the edge list unless the line start with '#'
  2. Using comma separated values between source, target and edge weight.
  3. Do not use commas in source or target names
  4. Do not start source, target or weights with #, because that will be interpretted as a comment
  5. Cannot have missing cell values for source and target. The Edge Weight can be missing and will be entered as 1.0
  6. Networks are imported as Undirected, unless the first line is a comment containing '# directed true'

Network Direction

Directed GML or Edge List networks will be shown with arrow heads pointing to the target of a Link. THe arrow heads scale with the width of the Link.

Network Tool Improvements

  1. Networks tool text updates to improve drop down menus and menu alignment.
  2. Reset Node now resets the filters
  3. Ranking order correctly displayed on initial change.
  4. Zoom limits updated and 'Auto Zoom' is added to switch between changing the number of nodes on zoom, or showing all nodes at all zoom levels.
  5. Does not clear selection on dragging
  6. Improved text alignment on nodes

General Improvements

Text tooltips have been updated across the pages to be more concise and descriptive.

Changes

Key Description
SHAMAL-2118 Search box text align
SHAMAL-2138 Reset Node now includes resetting the filter Initial styling for Zoom detail on/off (needs style change)
SHAMAL-2140 Ranking order correct and calculated before drawing
SHAMAL-2133 Reset zoom function included in Auto Zoom
SHAMAL-2132 don't clear selection on drag
SHAMAL-2134 SHAMAL-2136 SHAMAL-2143 Prevent Nodes/Edges text from hiding when hiding menus underneath.
Changed active cursor when filter activates recalc network.
SHAMAL-2139 Fixed select Node, showing links, after Recalculate
SHAMAL-2152 Node reset
SHAMAL-2144 Added edge list file format therefore removed gml from file type.
SHAMAL-2137 Added Arrowheads to the lines for a directed network
SHAMAL-2141 update label positions in zoom without transition
SHAMAL-2120 Updated styles for LHS menu to format correctly on Chrome and firefox

DACORD Release 2.0
7 September 2015

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Mac OSX 10.10/9/8 and Linux systems.

New Features

Compare Multiple Systems in DACORD Analysis

Multiple systems can be included in the same Analysis, using the same time line. This allows comparing variables and networks across different systems.

A new graph Compare Systems has been added to show the System plot for Total Uncertainty vs Graphical Complexity. This allows the general system complexity to be viewed on one graph over time. Multiple systems can be viewed to show relative behaviour at the same time point.

Enhance Analysis Group behaviour

Create Groups of variables across systems, or use the group to identify important variables on the single system then copy across all graphs.

Synchronising the selection of variables is useful to reduce the network graph and the parallel coordinates graph. By using Select Nodes, the highlighted nodes can also be used to choose the variables.

Enhanced Parallel Coordinates graph

The Parallel Coordinates graph in the Explore Tab has much faster response to filtering. It synchronises to the time line in the graph and table. Clicking on the table enables the up/down arrow keys to navigate the rows on the table, moving the time point according to the filters applied to the network graph. The graph also synchronises with variable selection, showing selected variables on both the graph and data table. Variables can be reordered on the graph, this ordering is shown in the table.

Enhanced Datasets importing and data cleaning

The Datasets package has been improved with better layout for editing, automatic data validation to check if the data is ready for analysis, faster data loading and faster data saving.

The validation function performs checks on the dataset and automatically navigates to each error.

Saving the dataset has been improved to automatically save changes when moving through the dataset, and to merge changes in a collaborative environment when more than one user is editing the dataset concurrently.

New Network Tool

The new Network Tool can be accessed using 'Networks' on the top menu bar. From here, you can load network files from GML (exported from Analysis) and explore.

The Tool calculates network metrics that can be used to change colour and size of nodes, and link weight to change the colour and width. Network calculations include Degree, Betweenness Centrality, Closeness Centrality, Number of Clusters, Triangles and Cliques the node belongs to.

Change the network layout from Force (Spring) to Circular or Ranked layout, and change the ranking order.

Zoom in and out to see different levels of detail, based on Degree.

Filter the network and recalculate to use the metrics of the reduced network.

Speed and Robustness Enhancements

The calculation and transfer of data to the browser has been optimised for rapid exploration of multiple systems. Data loading is faster and more robust to changes in network connectivity. Graphs are faster to load and update from variable selections.

Changes

Key Description
MIST‑1485 Add new Text Analysis function to assist in creating or extending maps. Copy and paste in text to see the breakdown of Sentiment and identification of Entities. The results can be used in creating Concept maps by clicking on the text or selecting parts of text, and the Sentiment can be used when creating positive or negative links.
MIST‑1495 Change Text Analysis labels from Concepts to Entities
SHAMAL-1992 SHAMAL-2066 SHAMAL-2073 SHAMAL-2074 SHAMAL-2096 Improvements to Datasets User Interface by improving collaboration and reducing steps in data cleaning workflows
SHAMAL-1706 SHAMAL-1966 Datasets Validation feature for navigating errors in datasets and checking if ready for Analysis
SHAMAL-2063 Datasets: Undo works inconsistently
SHAMAL-1983 SHAMAL-1990 SHAMAL-2035 SHAMAL-2042 SHAMAL-2060 Fixes for Analysis Groups
SHAMAL-2058 Datasets: Edit description for dataset in Dataset Edit page does not save.
SHAMAL-1715 SHAMAL-1781 SHAMAL-1799 SHAMAL-1800 SHAMAL-1860 SHAMAL-1862 SHAMAL-1879 SHAMAL-1926 SHAMAL-1940 SHAMAL-1942 SHAMAL-1943 SHAMAL-1944 SHAMAL-1993 SHAMAL-1994 SHAMAL-1995 SHAMAL-1997 SHAMAL-2001 SHAMAL-2002 SHAMAL-2029 SHAMAL-2037 SHAMAL-2046 Analysis Improvements to data loading
SHAMAL-2025 Sign-In button becomes inactive when sign-in password/email is incorrect
SHAMAL-464 SHAMAL-980 SHAMAL-1278 SHAMAL-1334 SHAMAL-1370 SHAMAL-1482 SHAMAL-1486 SHAMAL-1491 SHAMAL-1492 SHAMAL-1712 SHAMAL-1801 SHAMAL-1817 SHAMAL-1920 SHAMAL-1921 SHAMAL-1925 SHAMAL-1928 SHAMAL-1929 SHAMAL-1945 SHAMAL-1979 SHAMAL-1982 SHAMAL-1986 SHAMAL-1988 SHAMAL-1998 SHAMAL-2010 SHAMAL-2011 SHAMAL-2015 SHAMAL-2020 SHAMAL-2021 Analysis User Interface and control fixes
SHAMAL-1624 SHAMAL-1980 SHAMAL-1984 SHAMAL-1985 Analysis Network: Links are not attached to any nodes. Cannot download network graph when there is an error displaying Network does not load if Variables names contain quotation marks
SHAMAL-630 SHAMAL-1812 SHAMAL-1908 SHAMAL-1911 SHAMAL-1916 General errors
SHAMAL-777 SHAMAL-1044 SHAMAL-1045 SHAMAL-1279 SHAMAL-1288 SHAMAL-1615 Plot Total Uncertainty vs Graphical Complexity over time.
MIST-1392 MIST-1448 MIST-1478 MIST-1481 MIST-1501 MIST-1502 MIST-1504 MIST-1506 Maps fixes

DACORD Release 1.18
9 December 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.10/9/8 and Linux systems.

New Features

Create Concepts Maps from Text

Text Analysis is a new function to make the task of creating maps easier. From the Tools Menu the new feature is Text Analysis. The menu item opens a text box where up to 4000 characters can be entered. The text can be copy and paste from a document, news article or notes from a meeting.

Changes

Key Description
MIST‑1485 Add new Text Analysis function to the assist in creating or extending maps. Copy and paste in text to see the breakdown of Sentiment and identification of Entities. The results can be used in creating Concept maps by clicking on the text or selecting parts of text, and the Sentiment can be used when creating positive or negative links.
MIST‑1495 Change Text Analysis labels from Concepts to Entities

DACORD Release 1.16
22 October 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

New Features

Automated Sign Up and Examples

Changes

Key Description
1951, 1952, 1953, 1964, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 Add new sign up page, survey and demo accounts. Automate adding example data, analysis and maps to new demo accounts
1849 Fixing LHS lists for Variables and Nodes to use full width and height. Removed unused libraries. Fixed analysis create groups. Improved readability of network graph node labels.
1484 Fixed text in Share Map Modal. Default Analysis text more meaningful

DACORD Release 1.15
12 August 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

New Features

Merge Nodes This new feature will merge one Node into another. To use, select two Nodes. The first Node will be kept and the second Node will be merged into it, by moving all the links from the second into the first and removing the second Node.

Changes

Key Description
293 Maps: Merge Nodes, merge two nodes to remove repeated concepts.

DACORD Release 1.14
25 July 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

New Features

Changes

Key Description
1458 Maps/Administration: Reviewer Sharing - license structure simplified. Always uses Admin account for available Ordinary and Reviewer licenses.
1456 Maps: Merge maps functionality, including renumbering and Main View layout.
1455 Maps: Node colours increased to 20 available colours
1453 Maps: Use Node List to enter Links, for rapidly adding Links in large maps
1461 Maps: Copy/Import maps issue with previously delete nodes listed in Selections and Views. If a map had Nodes that were included in a Selection and subsequently removed then the map would not copy or import (after downloading). This fix correctly copies a map and will correctly import a previously downloaded map that includes references to deleted Nodes.

#DACORD Release 1.13 4 July 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

New Features

Analysis Improvements

Changes

Key Description
1393 Maps: Download and upload one or more maps. Allows saving offline and restoring.
1897 Administration: Improved Sign In, when certain networks prevented the action.
1432 Maps: User cannot copy/download maps if they do not have permission to share
1912 Datasets: Download CSV fixed for headers, when variable names contain special characters.

DACORD Release 1.12
19 June 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

The main improvements in Release 1.12 are minor fixes from the major 1.11 update.

General Improvements

Bug Fixes

Key Description
1404, 1426, 1390, 1396 Maps: Improved sharing maps emails and user interface handling
1880, 1885, 1887 Administration: Improved speed for administration of the application

DACORD Release 1.11
10 June 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Google Chrome web browser. This has been tested on MS Windows, Apple Mac OSX 10.9/8/7 and Linux systems.

The main improvements in Release 1.11 are:

Analysis Improvements

Datasets and General Improvements

Maps Improvements

New Features and Improvements

Key Description
General
1856 New Landing Screen for DACORD application
Maps
1299 Annotation Dot and Text with font sizing.
1283 Sharing Maps with a new Reviewer user and send share messages directly to new and existing users.

Bug Fixes

Key Description
Analysis
1859 Improved speed and stability when removing/updating datasets
1857 Fixed message: 'The analysis has been modified by another user'. Now appears only when changes are made by another user.
1866 Fixed Groups behaviour in the user interface to highlight systems and retain settings in graphs when switching between Groups.
Maps
1300 Improved tool palette performance when changing views, enables palette drop down menus to close correctly after changing view.

DACORD Release 1.10
04 March 2014

Users are advised to use DACORD with the latest version of Chrome. This has been tested on all MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux systems.

The main improvements in Release 1.10 are:

Analysis Improvements

Datasets and General Improvements

Maps Improvements

New Features and Improvements

Key Description
Analysis
1707, 1710 Significant improvements in data loading speed and robustness loading new and already calculated analysis
1603 Improved dataset listing using last modified date, when adding Systems to an Analysis
1711 Analysis is identified in the URL (web address) to make sharing easier
1567 Analysis Settings has one button to save settings and recalculate if changed
Datasets
1598 Importing a large Dataset shows an Information box to say importing will take time instead of a Red Error box
1687 Version information displayed in page footer to identify latest version
Maps
1179 TXT file download format is changed depending on what is shown in the Nodes List. An extra list of output is downloaded when Nodes are shown numerical Tools output.
1044 User can re-select an output from Loops/Hierarchy if it is at the top of menu

Bug Fixes

Key Description
Analysis
1833, 1502 Analysis download names corrected with filename safe characters when the Analysis or System name contains unsafe characters for filenames
1547 Fixed an issue on loading where the first point on Network Graphs can be highlighted wrong in the time series graphs
1343 When displaying multiple systems, the Total Uncertainty and Graphical Complexity graphs should only display lines for checked systems
1700, 1602 Analysis is protected from loading a dataset that contains a column of strings or invalid entries.
1307 Analysis Settings icon always appears during loading, previously the settings icon did not appear if the calculation terminated early or if not all data could be loaded
1251, 1703 Time series plots now correctly handles datasets that contain dates before 1970
Datasets
1601 Fixed issues when reporting invalid entries in datasets after importing, causing incorrect columns numbers to be displayed
1666 Importing datasets (CSV and XLS) now handles variable names with special characters such as comma when not used as a delimiter
Maps
1165, 1174 Concurrent Map locking to prevent two people editing the same map simultaneously
1182 Fixed an issue when deleting a Selection. After deleting the Selection, the Selection Nodes are unhighlighted and the other highlighted nodes remain highlighted.
1178 Fixed an issue where is was possible to create an 'undefined' node
1173 The Edit Selection mode now exits correctly if a different View is clicked
1163 TXT download files are now correctly imported back into maps
1139 Running a tool without saving any changes no longer updates the Modification time
1177 All text inputs are limited to the internal storage limitation to prevent node text changes not being saved.
1263 Filter Nodes and Paths algorithms improved for very large networks (up to 400 nodes and 1000 links)

#DACORD Release 1.9 13 December 2013

The main improvements in Release 1.9 are:


DACORD Release 1.8
1 November 2013

The main improvements in Release 1.8 are:


DACORD Release 1.7
5 August 2013

The main improvements in Release 1.7 are:

New Features and Improvements

Key Description
Analysis
1528 Fix vertical scaling in Highcharts graphs
1538 Investigate differences between Matlab and Web DACORD Analysis
1541 Remove 'Relative' from the labels of Uncertainty (variable and system)
1542 Change Analysis window reference point to mid-window
User and Administration
1525 Add Maps button to 'Invite'
696 On Admin Page, show how many Maps each user owns
Maps
151 Visible feedback when adding a link by drawing a line from source node to the cursor
367 Import from text document, describing Nodes and Links
387 Use Group Bar icons to create new group and modify groups
535 Add Edit Palette controls, with icons, tooltips and shortcuts
565 Tools menu options for Loops and Hierarchy
720 Add filtering, selection and ranking menu to Nodes Bar.
281 Display Metrics for Centrality, Degree and Potency
354 Create keyboards shortcuts
363 Make Maps Resizable
531 Selection in Groups and Nodes is always click on, click off. Click in space to clear
564 Tools menu for Outputs, Inputs and Orphans
567 Tools menu options for Selection, Reduce, Overview
606 Show busy indicator for long running tasks that request data over the network
617 Add node by double click on map view
621 Enter name text edit on the node

DACORD Release 1.3
15 April 2013

The main improvements in Release 1.3 are:

New Features and Improvements

Key Description
Data Editing
27 Select All variables/columns for Data Table
78 User needs to be able to delete rows and columns from data
976 Add search box to list of datasets and analyses in My Datasets and My Analyses
1241 Show current Saved status for dataset and ask user to save changes before 'back end' only operations
1257 Defining Date format change should assist the user with format selection
1282 Sharing dataset or analysis Only owner can delete. Other users remove their share if they delete the dataset.
1317 During import, allow user to transpose from rows to columns
1339 Hide Type column in My Datasets
1456 Widen date selection drop down on Unit menu
User and Administration
1006 Export Log of Events
1128 Customer needs to reset their password if they forget their access
1129 Admin User needs to resend Invitation Email to an account that has Pending Status
Analysis
1033 Detect, report and provide actions for the user when loading analysis has failed
1310 Use Dataset Date formatting throughout the Analysis views
1363 Manage Analyses for deleted Datasets
Explore Tab - Parallel Coordinates
1055 In Parallel Coordinates, when a filter is applied, change axis heading to bold
1254 Remove left side space in parallel coordinates plot
1321 Show tooltip on Parallel Coordinate axes names for very long variable names
1324 On Parallel Coordinates, allow user to reset all filtering, axes zoom and position.
1364 Change Parallel Coordinates 'Purple' to Blue. Make this color persistent.
Connectivity Tab - Network Graph
863 Add directional relationships to Network Graph analysis
Example Data and Help
28 Add Example Data for user to directly import as Datasets and running Analysis
642 Update help pages to DACORD application.
1366 Create new Alert box for application and replace default browser Alert messages.
1281 Design and Implement 'Under Maintenance' screen to display automatically during updates.

Bugs Fixed

Key Description
Data Editing
698 In Data Tables, after editing a variable name, the edit box should disappear
1002 When we ask for substitute values, and there are a lot of values for substituting (ex: subst all values of a big dataset) the invocation crashes because the text list is too long
1052 If a user selects 'Substitute' Replace Rogue values and cancels, the values are replaced!
1053 Name of Dataset should accept spaces
1142 '[a number] - [a number]' contained in a variable name makes the inferring headers process crash
1243 When loading a Large File, it does not appear on the list immediately and sometimes does not load.
1298 Inferring headers fails with some datasets (when have huge number of headers or names with special chars)
1302 Parse exception that happens when accessing header information from large datasets
1303 Substituting missing values by 0 does not perform anything
1314 Importing Excel Cells with empty values or commas causes import problems
1347 When you add a new date column all other columns follow the format of the new column.
1359 ENTER on Data Edit (changing Dataset Name) causes error
User and Administration
1228 Problems with Registration (username length)
Analysis
1018 Improved Analysis loading over slow or intermittent networks.
1273 Error when adding a system to the analysis page.
1287 Groups do not work after reloading analysis (groups are not reloaded correctly)
1306 Change name in Analysis, arrow keys do not work
1308 Cannot calculate results from datasets that contain dates before 1970
1340 Delete system from Analysis and add another one does not generate results.
1341 If you change the window or recalculate a New Analysis nothing appears in plots.
1460 Changing Analysis name causes recalculate, because the modification date is updated.
Explore Tab - Parallel Coordinates
1054 Some year formats are display as Axis in Parallel Coordinates
1056 Synchronising with variable selection (From) resets colour on Parallel Coordinates
1057 Time point selection does not work when synchronising with variable selection (From) and reducing number of axes on Parallel Coordinates
1318 Sometimes Date is shown on Explore tab axes (as a large number)
Connectivity Tab - Network Graph
1140 Reducing the network from the variable list crashes when some variable name contains '&' character

DACORD Release 1.2
7 March 2013

New Features and Improvements

Key Description
95, 83 Collaborative datasets. Users can share a Dataset or Analysis with another registered user. Editing at the same time is allowed. Merging used to synchronise the changes during simultaneous editing, with messaging to inform when another user has made changes.
52 Create time series dataset by adding a new date/time column. To allow importing a dataset without a time recorded. When Editing datasets, and new column can be added using a start time and regular interval.
1124 Example Datasets and Analysis. User can select to add example data and analysis into their account.
1034 Animation controls added to Explore tab. The Explore tab contains the same animation controls from the Connectivity tab, to step through time. This displays each row on the Parallel Coordinates graph and data table.
1104 Default sort in Tables uses Date and most recent first. Default sorting in tables for Datasets, Analyses and Events (admin page) should be Date or Modified Date
1202 Updated data importing for variable names. The top rows can be ignored from the variables names.
1217 Make changing variable names faster. User can change multiple variables names and then save the changes.
1019, 1028 Improved application styling. Extended grey bars to edges, and removed extra scroll bars in Data Editing
989 Change user details and password. Using the My Profile screen, the user can change their details and password.
1208 Register Text & Email. After registration, user see a useful screen and returns to Home page

Bugs Fixed

Key Description
1239 Solved bug when importing datasets without headers
1146 Improved speed and stability with on Validate dataset. Shows only the first 200 errors to reduce processing and screen text.
1237 Corrected error message, when logging in with an expired account. Error message now informs the user their license period has expired. Daa will remain for a short time, to allow users to renew and restore their account.
1212 Data Import 'Choose File' button did not work on some browsers. Button now works on Chrome, Safari and Firefox on all platforms.
1141, 1143 Corrected bugs on Explore Tab, drawing and highlighting the Parallel Coordinates graph. When reducing the number of variables and axes in the Parallel Coordinates graph, the row highlighting did not always work.
1277 Corrected file name bug. Importing a file with strange(&,%,^) characters in the name fails.
1131 Event log times corrected to UK time. Now all events are in UK times, because the servers are UK based.
1207, 1252 Corrected Admin page. Correctly show number of datasets for each user in Admin page.