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 ====== Introducing MagicPlot 3.0 ====== ====== Introducing MagicPlot 3.0 ======
  
-Released January 18, 2021.+Released January 18, 2021.\\ 
 +[[:release_notes]]
  
 ==== MagicPlot Pro and Student editions were merged into a single application ==== ==== MagicPlot Pro and Student editions were merged into a single application ====
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   * 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.   * 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://magicplot.com/contacts.php|Contact us]] to get 50% discount for MagicPlot 3.0. You can continue using MagicPlot Pro 2.9.3, it can be downloaded [[:legacy_releases|here]].+  * MagicPlot Pro 2.x licenses purchased before 01.01.2020: [[https://magicplot.com/contacts.php|Contact us]] to get 50% discount for MagicPlot 3.0 (except the discounted Student annual license). You can continue using MagicPlot Pro 2.9.3, it can be downloaded [[:legacy_releases|here]].
  
 ===== 1. New good-looking cross-platform interface ===== ===== 1. New good-looking cross-platform interface =====
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 ==== 2.3. Bessel, Erf, Gamma, Beta special functions added ==== ==== 2.3. Bessel, Erf, Gamma, Beta special functions added ====
  
-The special functions listed below are now available in formulas. MagicPlot special function implementation is based on the well-known Colt 1.2 scientific open-source library.+The special functions listed below are now available in formulas. MagicPlot special function implementation is based on the well-known [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_(libraries)|Colt 1.2]] scientific open-source library.
  
 ^ Bessel functions ^^ ^ Bessel functions ^^
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   * ''xor(a, b)'' returns the Boolean exclusive or operation result for operands.   * ''xor(a, b)'' returns the Boolean exclusive or operation result for operands.
  
-==== 2.6. Undo/Redo in Formula Editor ====+==== 2.6. Undo/Redo in formula editor ====
  
 MagicPlot now supports Undo and Redo in formula editor using ''Ctrl+Z'' / ''Cmd-Z'' (Undo) and ''Ctrl+Shift+Z'' / ''Cmd-Shift-Z'' or ''Ctrl+Y'' / ''Cmd-Y'' (Redo) shortcuts. MagicPlot now supports Undo and Redo in formula editor using ''Ctrl+Z'' / ''Cmd-Z'' (Undo) and ''Ctrl+Shift+Z'' / ''Cmd-Shift-Z'' or ''Ctrl+Y'' / ''Cmd-Y'' (Redo) shortcuts.
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 {{:release:columns_in_formula.png?nolink|New column formula syntax: $A}} {{:release:columns_in_formula.png?nolink|New column formula syntax: $A}}
  
-==== 3.2. Setting a common Formula for Multiple Columns ====+==== 3.2. Setting a common formula for multiple columns ====
  
 The same formula can be set for multiple selected columns. You can use this feature to compute matrices. The ''i'' and ''j'' variables are the current row and column indexes. The same formula can be set for multiple selected columns. You can use this feature to compute matrices. The ''i'' and ''j'' variables are the current row and column indexes.
  
-==== 3.3. Calculation in Reverse Row Order ====+==== 3.3. Calculation in reverse row order ====
  
 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. 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.
  
-==== 3.4. Optimized Table Scrolling and Redrawing ====+==== 3.4. Optimized table scrolling and redrawing ====
  
 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. 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.
  
-===== 4. Fit Results Management: Adding curves to table, no 'Data-Baseline' column =====+===== 4. Fit results management: Adding curves to table, no 'Data-Baseline' column =====
  
-==== 4.1. Adding Fit Sum and Fit Curve Column to the Table ====+==== 4.1. 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 ''Fit Report'' tab. The alternatives are: Fit Sum, Baseline, Y with baseline corrected, Residual: You can now add a column with Fit Sum or other alternatives to the Table which contains Fit Plot data using ''Fit Report'' tab. The alternatives are: Fit Sum, Baseline, Y with baseline corrected, Residual:
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 {{:release:y-minus-baseline-adding.png?nolink|}} {{:release:y-minus-baseline-adding.png?nolink|}}
  
-===== 6. Miscellaneous Improvements =====+===== 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/Rows switch was added: The statistics on table rows can now be calculated using Descriptive Statistics dialog. The Columns/Rows switch was added:
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 {{:release:row-statistics.png?nolink|Statistics toolbar}} {{:release:row-statistics.png?nolink|Statistics toolbar}}
  
-==== Vertical and horizontal dash markers ====+==== 6.2. Vertical and horizontal dash markers ====
  
 New marker types were added: vertical and horizontal dash. New marker types were added: vertical and horizontal dash.
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 {{:release:markers.png?nolink|Marker types}} {{:release:markers.png?nolink|Marker types}}
  
-==== Other Changes ====+==== 6.3. Other changes ====
  
   * The keyboard shortcut for Undo History was changed to ''Ctrl+Shift+H'' / ''Shift-Cmd-H''.   * The keyboard shortcut for Undo History was changed to ''Ctrl+Shift+H'' / ''Shift-Cmd-H''.
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   *  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
  
-See also: [[:release_notes|Full release notes]]+See also: [[:release_notes]]
  
-===== Known Issues =====+===== 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://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8256465]] \\ **Current workaround:** \\ 1. In MacOS Preferences -> General -> "Prefer tabs" set to "in full screen". \\ 2. Do not open MagicPlot window in fill screen.+  * [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://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8256465]] \\ **Current workaround:** \\ 1. In MacOS Preferences -> General -> "Prefer tabs" set to "in full screen". \\ 2. Do not open MagicPlot window in full screen.
  
   * [macos] For some fonts sub/superscript text is rendered with incorrect spacing between characters. Caused by OpenJDK bug: [[https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8227828]] \\ No fix currently available. The issue does not affect vector export.   * [macos] For some fonts sub/superscript text is rendered with incorrect spacing between characters. Caused by OpenJDK bug: [[https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8227828]] \\ No fix currently available. The issue does not affect vector export.
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