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- | ====== Introducing MagicPlot 3.0 [NOT RELEASED YET] ====== | + | ====== Introducing MagicPlot 3.0 ====== |

- | To be released in late 2020. \\ | + | Released January 18, 2021.\\ |

- | **This is a non-complete draft document. The features described are subject to change.** | + | [[: |

- | ===== MagicPlot Student Edition is Discontinued ===== | + | ==== MagicPlot Pro and Student editions were merged into a single application ==== |

- | MagicPlot 3.0 is a single release, 'MagicPlot 3.0 provides the full-functional 30-days trial period without entering a license key. Some features will be disabled at the end of the trial period if the license key is not entered and this limited-features application may be used for non-commercial purposes as the ' | + | MagicPlot 3.0 provides the full-functional 30-days trial period without entering a license key. Some features will be disabled at the end of the trial period if the license key is not entered. This limited-features application may be used for non-commercial purposes as the ' |

- | ===== New Interface ===== | + | ==== MagicPlot 2.x licenses ==== |

- | MagicPlot 3.0 uses the new interface with the same style on all operating systems supported. It is fully HiDPI/Retina display compatible. | + | * All MagicPlot Pro 2.x perpetual and annual licenses purchased after 01.01.2020 are valid for MagicPlot 3.0. You can update for free: just download and run the new version, there is no need to re-enter the license key. |

+ | * MagicPlot Pro 2.x licenses purchased before 01.01.2020: [[https://. | ||

- | ===== Setting Variables in Formulas ===== | + | ===== 1. New good-looking cross-platform interface ===== |

+ | | ||

+ | MagicPlot 3.0 utilizes the new unified interface style [[https:// | ||

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+ | {{: | ||

+ | | ||

+ | ===== 2. New in expressions:===== | ||

+ | | ||

+ | ==== 2.1. Setting variables in expressions ==== | ||

In MagicPlot 3.0 you can set variables in formulas: write an assignment and a semicolon to separate it from the next part of the formula, for example: '' | In MagicPlot 3.0 you can set variables in formulas: write an assignment and a semicolon to separate it from the next part of the formula, for example: '' | ||

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The variables can be used in Column Formula, Custom Fit Curve equation and in any other formula fields in MagicPlot. | The variables can be used in Column Formula, Custom Fit Curve equation and in any other formula fields in MagicPlot. | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Using variables in expressions}} |

- | ==== Tip: Inserting Fit Equation to the Column Formula ==== | + | === Tip: Inserting fit equation to the column formula === |

You can copy the fit equation with variables from the Report tab of a Fit Plot and paste it in any formula field including Column Formula (but it is generally better to use new '' | You can copy the fit equation with variables from the Report tab of a Fit Plot and paste it in any formula field including Column Formula (but it is generally better to use new '' | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Fit equation in Fit report tab}} |

- | ===== Comments in Formulas ===== | + | ==== 2.2. Comments in expressions ==== |

You can insert comments in any formula using ''/ | You can insert comments in any formula using ''/ | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Comments in expressions}} |

- | Use ''keyboard shortcut to comment selection. Comments can be multi-line. Note that the single line comments using a symbol at the line start (like ''are not supported because line breaks are not taken into account in MagicPlot formula syntax. | + | Press ''on Windows/Linux or ''on Mac OS to comment selection. Comments can be multi-line. Note that the single line comments using a symbol at the line start are not supported because line breaks are not taken into account in MagicPlot formula syntax. |

- | ===== Simplified Column Formula Notation: $A for col(A) ===== | + | ==== 2.3. Bessel, Erf, Gamma, Beta special functions added ==== |

- | We have simplified Column Formula syntax: column and cell values can be inserted using ''(A)''1)''. The old notation also works. | + | The special functions listed below are now available in formulas. MagicPlot special function implementation is based on the well-known [[https://(libraries)|Colt 1.2]] scientific open-source library. |

- | The new notation only works with constant column/cell indexes. Use ''col'' and ''cell'' functions if you need to vary the index, ex. ''col(i)'' and ''cell(i-1, j+1)'' | + | ^ Bessel functions ^^ |

+ | | ''besselj(n, x)'' | Bessel function of the first kind of integer order n | | ||

+ | | ''bessely(n, x)'' | Bessel function of the second kind of integer order n | | ||

+ | | '', x)'' | Modified Bessel function of the first kind of order n = 0, 1 | | ||

+ | | ''(n, x)'' | Exponentially scaled modified Bessel function of the first kind of order n = 0, 1 | | ||

+ | | ''besselk(n, x)'' | ||

+ | | ''1 | | ||

+ | ^ Error function ^^ | ||

+ | | '' | ||

+ | | '', 1 - erf(x) | | ||

+ | ^ Gamma function ^^ | ||

+ | | ''gamma(x)'' | ||

+ | | ''. \\ x — the integration end point, a — the parameter of the gamma distribution | | ||

+ | | '' | ||

+ | | '' | ||

+ | ^ Beta function ^^ | ||

+ | | '' | ||

+ | | '' | ||

- | {{:.png? | + | ==== 2.4. Miscellaneous functions added ==== |

- | ===== Setting a Formula for Multiple Columns ===== | + | ^ Reciprocal trigonometric functions ^^ |

+ | | ''= 1/sin(x) | | ||

+ | | ''= 1/cos(x) | | ||

+ | | ''= 1/tan(x) | | ||

+ | ^ Other ^^ | ||

+ | | ''a, b)'' | ||

+ | | ''for compatibility | | ||

+ | | '' | ||

- | The same formula can be set for multiple selected columns. You can use this feature to compute matrices. The ''. | + | ==== 2.5. Improvements in Boolean operations ==== |

- | ===== Calculation in Reverse Row Order ===== | + | === The Boolean meaning of numbers in C language style === |

- | You can swap ''from''to'' row indexes to reverse the calculation order. This can be useful if the cell formula contains the value of the previously calculated cell in the same column. | + | MagicPlot uses ordinary floating-point numbers to store Boolean ''can accept any number as a condition, not ''1''0'' only. In the old MagicPlot 2.x versions the condition value is interpreted as ''the value is less or equal to zero. In MagicPlot 3.0 only zero value is interpreted as ''calculated numbers as Boolean condition in a non-standard way. |

- | ===== Undo/Redo in Formula Editor ===== | + | ^ App version ^ The result of '' |

+ | | MagicPlot 3.0 and later | If ''= 0'' | ||

+ | | MagicPlot 2.9.3 and earlier | If '' | ||

- | MagicPlot now supports Undo and Redo in formula editor using '' | ||

- | ===== Optimized Table Scrolling and Redrawing ===== | + | === Negation operator (!) and exclusive or operator added === |

- | We have optimized the program code of the redrawing of the Table to eliminate lags when scrolling and editing a Table with tens or hundreds of thousands of columns. | + | * New negation operator example: '' |

+ | * ''the Boolean exclusive or operation result for operands. | ||

- | ===== Special Functions in Formulas ===== | + | ==== 2.6. Undo/in formula editor ==== |

- | The special functions listed below are now available in formulas: | + | MagicPlot now supports Undo and Redo in formula editor using '' |

- | * besselj(n, x) | ||

- | * bessely(n, x) | ||

- | * besseli(n, x), n = 0, 1 | ||

- | * besselie(n, x), n = 0, 1 | ||

- | * besselk(n, x) | ||

- | * besselke(n, x), n = 0, 1 | ||

- | * erf(x) | + | ===== 3. Improvements in Tables: $A notation, formula for multiple columns and more ===== |

- | * erfc(x) | + | |

- | * gamma(x) | + | ==== 3.1. Simplified column formula notation: '(A)' ==== |

- | * gammainc(a, x) | + | |

- | * gammaincc(a, | + | |

- | * gammaln(x) | + | |

- | * beta(a, b) | + | We have simplified Column Formula syntax: column and cell values can be inserted using ''(A)''(A, 1)'' |

- | * betainc(x, a, b) | + | |

- | MagicPlot uses Colt library for special function implementation. Some boundary and asymptotic values were corrected after the Colt library results. | + | The new notation only works with constant column/cell indexes. Use ''and ''the index, ex. ''. |

- | ===== Improvements in Boolean Operations ===== | + | {{: |

- | ==== Standard Boolean Logic: true is != 0 instead of > 0 ==== | + | ==== 3.2. Setting a common formula for multiple columns ==== |

- | MagicPlot uses ordinary floating-point numbers to store boolean ''. All boolean operators and functions return ''1''''0'' for ''the ''and ''. | + | The same formula can be set for multiple selected columns. You can use this feature to compute matrices. The ''i''j'' variables are the current row and column indexes. |

- | ==== Negation Operator (!) Added ==== | + | ==== 3.3. Calculation in reverse row order ==== |

- | We have added negation operator with well-known syntax ''!'' to the expression syntax. Example: ''if (!($A > 0), $A, $B)'' | + | You can swap ''from'' and ''to'' row indexes to reverse the calculation order. This can be useful if the cell formula contains the value of the previously calculated cell in the same column. |

- | | + | |

- | ==== Exclusive or Operator Added ==== | + | |

- | ''. | + | ==== 3.4. Optimized table scrolling and redrawing ==== |

- | ===== No more ' | + | We have optimized the program code of the redrawing of the Table to eliminate lags when scrolling and editing a Table with hundreds of thousands of columns. |

- | Staring MagicPlot 3.0 The 'no more added to the Table when creating a Fit Plot. The 'contained the Y values from the Fit Plot with the baseline curves subtracted -- the Y values that are actually plotted. This feature was introduced in the early MagicPlot version but it has proved to be mostly annoying. | + | ===== 4. Fit results management: Adding curves to table, no '===== |

- | The ' | + | ==== 4.1. Adding fit sum and fit curve column to the table ==== |

- | | + | |

- | Now you can manually create the ' | + | |

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- | {{: | + | |

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- | ===== Adding Fit Sum and Fit Curve Column to the Table ===== | + | |

You can now add a column with Fit Sum or other alternatives to the Table which contains Fit Plot data using '' | You can now add a column with Fit Sum or other alternatives to the Table which contains Fit Plot data using '' | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Adding fit result to table}} |

Column(s) from the selected curve(s) (including Fit Sum) can be added to the Table using the context menu of the Curve itself in the plot area or in the curves list or from the context menu of the legend symbol: | Column(s) from the selected curve(s) (including Fit Sum) can be added to the Table using the context menu of the Curve itself in the plot area or in the curves list or from the context menu of the legend symbol: | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Adding fit curve to table}} |

The new columns are added to the Table where Y column of the Fit Plot data is located: | The new columns are added to the Table where Y column of the Fit Plot data is located: | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Table with fit curves}} |

The created columns have links to the Fit Plot. The Auto Recalculation is on by default for the created columns and can be switched off. | The created columns have links to the Fit Plot. The Auto Recalculation is on by default for the created columns and can be switched off. | ||

- | ===== Changes in Keyboard Shortcuts ===== | + | ==== 4.2. '==== |

- | * The keyboard shortcut for Undo History was changed to ''Ctrl+Shift+H'' / ''-Cmd-H'' | + | Staring MagicPlot 3.0 The 'Data-Baseline' column is no more added to the Table when creating a Fit Plot. The 'Data-Baseline' column contained the Y values from the Fit Plot with the baseline curves subtracted -- the Y values that are actually plotted. This feature was introduced in the early MagicPlot version and it has proved to be rarely used. |

- | * A new shortcut for creating a Folder was added: ''Ctrl+Shift+N'' / ''Shift-Cmd-N'' | + | |

+ | The 'Data-Baseline' auto-recalculated columns in old projects will be preserved when opening in MagicPlot 3.0 for backward compatibility. In MagicPlot 3.0 you can delete these columns manually. | ||

+ | | ||

+ | The analog of the 'Data-Baseline' column can be created in MagicPlot 3.0 using the 'Fit Report' tab of a Fit Plot. Choose ''Y with baseline corrected''-down list and click ''Add to Table'' | ||

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+ | {{: | ||

+ | | ||

+ | ===== 6. Miscellaneous improvements ===== | ||

- | ===== Descriptive Statistics on Rows ===== | + | ==== 6.1. Descriptive statistics on rows ==== |

The statistics on table rows can now be calculated using Descriptive Statistics dialog. The Columns/ | The statistics on table rows can now be calculated using Descriptive Statistics dialog. The Columns/ | ||

- | {{: | + | {{:Statistics toolbar}} |

+ | ==== 6.2. Vertical and horizontal dash markers ==== | ||

- | ===== Other Minor Improvements ===== | + | New marker types were added: vertical and horizontal dash. |

+ | | ||

+ | {{: | ||

+ | | ||

+ | ==== 6.3. Other changes ==== | ||

+ | | ||

+ | * The keyboard shortcut for Undo History was changed to '' | ||

+ | * A new shortcut for creating a Folder was added: '' | ||

+ | * The calculator (menu ' | ||

* 0000567: [Other] Adding table curve to multiple selected figures when copy-pasting table | * 0000567: [Other] Adding table curve to multiple selected figures when copy-pasting table | ||

* 0000256: [Processing] Add empty cell (NaN) check function in column formula syntax | * 0000256: [Processing] Add empty cell (NaN) check function in column formula syntax | ||

* 0000565: [Plots] Allow zero values for 1) Width of caps of error bars 2) Marker edge width 3) Marker size | * 0000565: [Plots] Allow zero values for 1) Width of caps of error bars 2) Marker edge width 3) Marker size | ||

- | * 0000599: [Plots] Add vertical and horizontal dash line as markers | ||

* 0000584: [Other] Java 6 inspired bug: round(0.49999999999999994) = 1 | * 0000584: [Other] Java 6 inspired bug: round(0.49999999999999994) = 1 | ||

* Bugs Fixed | * Bugs Fixed | ||

- | ===== Appendix: Features available in licensed version only ===== | + | See also: [[: |

+ | | ||

+ | ===== Known issues ===== | ||

+ | | ||

+ | * [macos] On **MacOS 11 Big Sur** if the MagicPlot window is switched to full screen any dialog window (properties dialog) open full screen and the program interface freezes. Caused by OpenJDK bug: [[https:// | ||

+ | | ||

+ | * [macos] For some fonts sub/ | ||

+ | | ||

+ | ===== Appendix 1: Features available in licensed version only ===== | ||

- | The features listed below are available in MagicPlot after entering the license key and during the 30-days trial period. | + | The features listed below are available in MagicPlot after entering the license key only and will be disabled after the 30-days trial period. |

* Custom fit equations | * Custom fit equations | ||

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* Quick plot tool | * Quick plot tool | ||

+ | ===== Appendix 2: System requirements | ||

+ | |||

+ | * Windows 8.1 or later | ||

+ | * MacOS 10.10 or later | ||

+ | * Linux-like systems: MagicPlot is distributed as a .jar file which needs Java Runtime JRE 11 or later manually installed. | ||

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