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The changes in each new version of Displayr are listed below.

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Text editing has been updated, including adding options for line and paragraph spacing. This may cause changes to line height in existing text boxes with small font sizes.
  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • Added "Existing categorization" option to Insert > Text Analysis > Automatic Categorization > Unstructured Text which allows an existing categorization to be used by the categorization algorithm.

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • The user interface has had a design refresh
  • Please see Insert > Link for new link options which can be embedded in items in your project.
  • Bug fixes and speed improvements

Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • Added Insert > Text Analysis > Automatic Categorization > Unstructured Text which automatically codes a text variable containing unstructured text into categories.

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Bug fixes
  • List categorization (Insert > More > Text Analysis > Automatic Categorization > List of Items) now shows diagnostics information at the bottom of the output.

Friday, August 8, 2019

  • Lots of Crosstabs (Insert > Tables > Lots of Crosstabs) allows you to quickly create tables/crosstabs of many variables and optionally to sort the tables based on their most significant p-values and exclude tables that do not contain a single p-value below a selected cut-off.

Wednesday, August 6, 2019

  • Brand health tables (Insert > More > Marketing > Brand Health Table)

Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Friday, July 12, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Monday, July 1, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • Data shown in view mode for a dashboard can be filtered based on the viewer's login, using the user groups in Account > Settings > Groups and an R variable. See User Groups for more detail.
  • You can now create new Master Pages by duplicating existing ones, and the masters can also be re-ordered and deleted.
  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Export Changes

  • We’ve (hopefully) made Export > Web Page and Export > Embed much easier to use.
  • You can now get the data from any output into your clipboard using Export > Copy Data.

Other Changes

  • Minor bug fixes.

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • Text coding of open-ended responses and other text data may now be performed by selecting the Text variable under Data Sets and clicking Insert > Variables > New Text Analysis > New Code Frame. For more info, see Coding.
  • Users can now copy items from one Displayr browser tab to another.
  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  • Sampling weights cab be created: Insert > More > Weighting > Create Weight
  • Variable transformation can now be performed using the drop downs in Insert > Variables > Transformation or Data Manipulation > Variables > Transformation.
  • Banner functionality has been extended by having Drop boxes (e.g. a Table's Rows/Columns) in the object inspector turn into a banner palette when users drag variable set onto them. If the user drops a variable set alongside existing data, this automatically creates a banner in the background and selects it on the table/chart/etc.
  • Bug fixes.

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • Banners can now be created by selecting a Variable Set under Data Sets to use as initial data, and clicking on Insert > Variable > Banner in the ribbon. This creates a new Banner variable set in Data Sets. This variable set can be used in tables, charts, etc in the same way as other variable sets, to include the banner in the end product. The Banner variable set can be edited and expanded by selecting it in Data Sets and using the Object Inspector.
  • Bug fixes

Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Wednesday, April 19, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Monday, April 1, 2019


  • Textbox and List Box options have been added to Insert>More>Controls.

Bug Fixes

  • Correction allowing weights to be used in Explore mode without triggering an error.
  • Blank pages are no longer included in exported PDF's in place of hidden pages.
  • Minor fixes.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Various bug fixes, including correcting the interaction between date controls and linked ROutputs.

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • You can now download more detailed information about the actions users are making when editing or viewing your documents from your Account page.
  • When exporting tables to Excel, you may now choose to have the results of the Column Comparisons statistical testing shown on a separate row to the other statistics in the table.
  • Various small improvements and bug fixes, including improved support for custom monitor scaling and handling of invalid files selected for data set input.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Added the ability to change the default colors for charts and tables, and color palettes for charts, tables, callouts, and shapes. This is done in the Page Master, see Setting the Default Colors for Charts and Tables for more details.
  • Re-size multiple selected objects on a page.
  • If a filter or weight is applied to an R calculation that uses variables from different data sets, then there must be a relationship defined between those data sets. The filter/weight will be resized to suit the joined data. Note that we do not yet join the other input variables, but may in future.
  • Bug fixes.

Monday, February 4, 2019

  • Enables exporting of larger projects from Displayr to PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Monday, February 4, 2019

  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

We’ve made lots of small tweaks, including:

  • You can now create documents of the same dimensions as the modern, widescreen PowerPoint layout: Home > Layout > Page Size > Widescreen (16:9)
  • Lots of little fixes/tweaks to filtering.
  • WordClouds should now export WYSIWIG.

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • When specifying a range of dates in the Date/Time settings for a Date variable, the minimum and maximum will now default to the start and end of the days in the range.
  • Hyperlinks can now be set in Page Master on text and image objects.
  • Banners can now be deleted.
  • Other bugs and feature enhancements.

Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Support can now provide a branded sub domain for you: [your name].Displayr.Com. Please contact support if you wish to make use of this feature.
  • Server hours for private dashboards can now be purchased in lots of 100 at $2/hour.
  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • If a filter or weight is applied to an R calculation that uses variables from different data sets, then there must be a relationship defined between those data sets. The filter/weight will be resized to suit the joined data. Note that we do not yet join the other input variables, but may in future.
  • An option has been added to the Appearance ribbon, in the Show section, to allow users to set up guides to help align objects across different pages.
  • A button has been added to the Documents page to allow the user to view published dashboards of a highlighted document.
  • A 16:9 widescreen page size option has been added under Home>Page Layout>Layout>Page Size
  • Users can now add more than one cc email address for billing in the Billing details section of the Settings page for their company. Enter the email addresses in the User/CC email: field, separated by a comma.
  • Bug fixes

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

  • In addition to adding custom colors to the Color Selector in Displayr, the user can now edit or delete them. Right click on an existing custom color at the bottom of any color selector to get the edit and delete options for that color. Any changes made will affect the custom colors available in all Color Selectors for the project. Please note that change or deletion of a custom color will not be automatically propagated to objects where it has been used. These will retain the old custom color until changed by the user.
  • While in edit mode, a user will now be able to see when other users are editing the same project. The initials of any other users will be displayed in the Pages tree, next to the page they are accessing. Hovering the cursor over the initials will show a tool-tip with the username of the other user.
  • The user can now select multiple objects on a page and use the Appearance section of the Object Inspector to make changes in common for them. Any change made in the Appearance section will be applied to all currently selected objects which use that appearance control.
  • An option has been added to the Paragraph section of the Appearance ribbon controls which allows the user to whether a textbox will automatically resize to fit the text entered, or not.
  • Bug fixes

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Bug fixes

Monday, November 19, 2018

  • Freemium

Displayr has moved to a new Freemium pricing structure. Users can access Displayr under a free licence with up to 20 free documents. These documents cannot:

    • Use any export options other than to a Public Web page.
    • Use data sets of more than 1,000 rows or 100 columns.

In addition, Free users cannot access the Company or Document Settings pages. If a user on a Free licence tries to access a feature requiring a paid licence, or a free document is changed in a way which is not allowed for a Free document, the user will be invited to upgrade to a Professional licence. If a free trial of a Professional licence, with 10 server hours, will be available.

  • Minor bug fixes

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Bug fixes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  • Minor bug fixes.

Friday, November 2, 2018

  • Settings added to Controls to allow the user to determine their behavior when the control’s R item list changes.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • Minor bug fix.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hiding filters from View Mode

A user can hide filters they use in Edit mode from being seen in View mode. Select the variable in Edit mode, and check the Hidden except in data tree box in Object Inspector>Properties.


Other items

  • Further speed enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Speed improvements

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Speed improvements
  • Security updates
  • Minor bug fixes

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Minor bug fixes.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Controls which have been set to allow multiple selections now have a ‘select all’ option included.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Bug fixes and security updates.

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Bug fixes

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Dropdown control boxes can now use a selected R or table output to generate its list.
  • Bug fixes

Monday, September 24, 2018

  • Bug fixes and security updates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Bug fixes and speed improvements
  • Huge .mdd files will now load in a reasonable amount of time

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  • R GUI control group will expand if there is an issue with an input for the control.
  • Displayr now can only be accessed using browsers supporting TLS 1.1 or higher. See Displayr TLS support information
  • Bug fixes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • Improvements to suggestions. If you want to return suggestions that you might have closed in the past, click the icon next to your name in the top right and select Restore Previously Closed Suggestions.
  • Improved behavior for submenus in the Object Inspector.
  • The following buttons from the Data Values section of the Data Manipulation tab have been moved to the DATA VALUES section of Object Inspector options that are shown when you have a variable set selected:
    • Labels
    • Values
    • Select Categories
    • Missing Values
  • The Value Attributes button has been replaced with the buttons mentioned above.
  • The Delete Data button in the Data Values section of the Data Manipulation has been moved to the Object Inspector shown when a data set is selected. It has been renamed to Delete observations.
  • The styling of the Document Settings page has been given a facelift. All of the original options are found in one of the new subsections: Properties, Version History, Users with access, Other.
  • Displayr no longer allows insecure web browsers. This only affects old web browsers such as Internet Explorer 10 and workarounds are available (see our article Browsers That Do Not Support TLS 1.1).
  • Exports of R outputs are now limited to 6000 by 6000 pixels.
  • Improved support for touch-only devices.
  • More general performance improvements.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

  • Updated how R error messages are displayed in the Edit and View modes and in exported PDF, or PowerPoint documents.
  • Add Data Set button was renamed to New Data Set
  • If an Excel/CSV data set looks to contain tabular data (e.g. aggregated statistics) rather than raw data, the user will be given the option to instead add it as a table.
  • Bug Fixes.

Tuesday, July 4, 2018

  • A new, improved Documents page. Creating a new document is now done via the + Add new button. Uploading a document is now done via Upload > QPack, and uploading an Office document or PDF file is now done with Upload > Office / PDF.
  • The Utilities button has now been moved from the Data Manipulation tab to the Home tab.

Friday, June 20th, 2018

  • Bug Fixes

Friday, June 15th, 2018

  • Bug Fixes

Friday, June 8th, 2018

New Features/Changes:

  • Displayr now only supports browsers that are less than 3 years old: Chrome 42+, Firefox 38+, IE 9+, Safari 5+
  • Company admins can now see whether invited users clicked on the invitation link or not on the Setting page
  • Improved responsiveness when user opens the R dropbox with large number of variables/variable sets
  • Users can attach a screenshot to a Problem report
  • Filters and weights selection has been moved to Object Inspector's Inputs tab.
  • Updated Amazon Redshift driver from version 1.3.7 to 1.4.1 (AmazonRedshiftODBC64-
  • Bug Fixes


Monday, April 30th, 2018

New Features/Changes:

  • Users can now specify the variable which will uniquely identify the case in the data set and delete cases specified by a filter.
  • Improved Shapes, including better compatibility with PowerPoint / PDF exporting.
  • Users can import their data directly from Qualtrics via the Qualtrics API.
  • Long-running R calculations should work with scheduled updates.
  • Scheduled updates in view mode can now run for up to 50 minutes.
  • The selected values of custom Controls can be seen in PDF and PowerPoint exports.
  • The Insert > Analysis section of the ribbon has been restructured to make segmentation, regression, machine learning, and dimension reduction tools easier to get to.
  • Splitting, combining, and duplicating variables no longer requires the user to interact with entire variable sets (you can work with any selection of variables.
  • Suggestions box wording change.
  • Bug fixes.

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

New Features/Changes:

  • File upload limit is removed from Displayr;
  • Restrict editing of per-company HTML in headers to only Displayr admin users;
  • Displayr users can now automatically generate reports from data using ribbon button;
  • View-mode usage notifications are only sent to company administrators;
  • New R output are staggered when added to the page, so they don't overlap;
  • Users can control how long a QServer runs before auto-stopping when idle;
  • User can switch between table/chart using object inspector buttons;
  • If user replies to Displayr invitation email it will go the company admins instead of Displayr admins;
  • Users can now see how long R calculations have being running by hovering over them;
  • "An error occurred when opening..." message has been made clearer;
  • Invoices now include licence details on invoices;
  • Long-running R calculations should work with scheduled updates;
  • Rename/Duplicate/Delete/Settings are now hidden for users that can only view documents.
  • Users with outstanding invitations to the company are now displayed separately on the Account page.

Bug fixes:

  • R Outputs and Table/Chart dropboxes now show names of Variables and Questions the same way;
  • Fix Displayr slowdown with large number of pages in Displayr;
  • Fix issues with shapes on master slides;
  • Fix shape transparencies in PowerPoint exports;
  • Fix R code highlighting;
  • Fix R item calculations when user performs undo/redo/refreshing data operations;
  • Fix copy R output to clipboard yields odd table;
  • Fix R item gives bug report when exported to Excel;
  • Fix R Outputs not automatically recomputing if variable's runtime error fixed;
  • R warnings sometimes appear twice;
  • Fix R plot drawn incompletely in Displayr;
  • Displayr will now retry retry scheduled R updates if they fail due to R errors;
  • Fix issue with deleting cases does not cause R outputs to become out of date;
  • Selection of items in multiselect drop-box is lost when R output is deselected;
  • Fix labels labels shown in New Filter window;
  • Fixed Moving Table with weight updates the weight;
  • Fix Editing page name causes table to reformat for no reason;
  • Improve handling of dropboxe controls at the bottom of the object inspector;
  • Fix Wordcloud widget on iOS;
  • Label positions not saved on recalculation;
  • Fix Time out when updating document with new data file;
  • Fix an error when renaming new document;
  • Deleting a user from a company does not unassign any licences they have;
  • Spinner doesn't go away after timeout creating new document;
  • Page and its content doesn't show up after copy pasting by dragging in Pages tree;
  • Stacked column chart ignores created columns/columns made as NETs;
  • Difficulty in lining up shapes and images with page borders;
  • Fix an issue that allowed users to set passwords and change email addresses of other users in the same company;
  • Missing data in example project;
  • Dashboard combo box control not shown in Edge;
  • Improved language in "How to see the relationship..." suggestion;
  • Fix resized table not showing at correct size in PDF;
  • Fix cursor jumping in JS Gui Controls editor;
  • Fix Background images loading;
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

New Features:

  • User can now run long calculations in Displayr, if he keeps his browser opened;
  • User can now insert different shapes to the document;
  • User can now preview items that they selected in the dropboxes;
  • Items are no longer moved to the front when user drags them;
  • Content slots are added to Displayr pages;
  • Insert > Table and Insert > Chart now add an empty blank table/chart to the document;
  • Only Reference Labels are shown for Tables and R Outputs, in Pages tree and Object Inspector;
  • Documents imported to Displayr from Q or Web-Q will preserve their look;
  • In view mode only pages are shown in Pages tree.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix filtering if view mode for R outputs if there are multiple data sets in the document;
  • Fix an issue that prevented variables to be recalculated when document is loaded;
  • Preserve master slide text formating;
  • Correct error message is shown if user tries to delete data set that other data sets, tables, or R outputs refer to;
  • Fix an issue that prevented user specifying transparent font color;
  • Deleted footer no longer re-appears on outputs after data set update;
  • R outputs in View mode correctly update if they depend on other R outputs that are updated on schedule;
  • Improve Displayr performance when new R variables are added to the large document;
  • Renaming data set will correctly update references to its variable in Javascript variables of other data sets;
  • Fix text not appearing in text boxes;
  • Fix permission system for Document Settings page;
  • Other bug fixes.
Friday, December 1st, 2017

Bug fix release.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

New Features:

  • When hovering over items in drop boxes you'll get preview for the item.
  • Empty Q table now returns a 0-length R array with a message explaining the problem.
  • IE 8 is no longer supported by Displayr/Web-Q/DataCracker.
  • Rectangle, Oval and arrow shapes can be added to the document.

Bug fixes:

  • Deleted footer no longer re-appears on outputs after data file update.
  • Fix incorrect message boxes about dependencies when deleting a data set.

Known issues:

  • In certain circumstances moving items by dragging them from page to page doesn't work.
  • If you cut the the whole slot and paste it right away it will be pasted over the existing slots.
  • Value attributes window with long list of attributes can becomes unusable.
Friday, November 3rd, 2017

New Features:

  • Displayr better handles htmlwidgets that do not comply with repeated calls to renderValue().
  • Company Admins can review errors that occurred during scheduled R updates.
  • Users can setup Slack notifications for scheduled R updates errors.
  • R calculations can be canceled.

Bug fixes

  • Improved MDD data set loading.
  • View Mode "Filter" menu is no longer active when Explore "folder" is selected.
  • Improved responsiveness of the Account, Settings and Licenses pages.
  • Fixed issues that affected some of the documents in view mode when controls were present on the page.
  • Fixed issue that prevented users in IE9 and below to upload documents on the document settings page.
  • Copy and Pasting group of R output and table doesn't preserve the reference if it is set through R GUI controls
  • Other bug fixes
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

New Features:

  • Large R objects (with serialized size of more than 64Mb) are no longer returned to the client. If one of the outputs of such objects is HTML widget it still be returned.
  • Company admins for multi-user companies can now purchase and manage licences for their company through license tab.
  • Regular users in multi-user companies can now see licenses assigned to them.
  • Multi-user companies have licensing system turned on for them.
  • Company Admins can review invoice email history on Lincenses Tab
  • Empty combo box control in R output now returns NULL
  • HTML widgets can now be exported as data to Excel
  • Filters and on-page controls can affect chains of Analysis Items on the single page. Pages with new calculations can be exported to PowerPoint, Excel and PDF.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Improved MDD data set loading
  • Scheduled R outputs are automatically retried if error was caused by R execution
  • Predictive Tree and Groups/Segments Analysis now allow variables from more than one Data Set
  • Other bug fixes
Tuesday, September 12th 2017
  • You can now switch to a Multi-User Account and purchase licenses for colleagues to edit documents together with you, or give specific people permission to view your documents.
  • Speed improvements for variable sets with many variables.
Wednesday, August 23rd 2017
  • You can now track your Displayr usage through the Usage page.
  • Volume discounts are applied when new licences are purchased.
  • You can restrict view access to your published documents to only people in your company (see Multi-User Account).
  • In view mode selected filters are remembered for individual pages.
  • You have more control over R/JavaScript variables updating, when these types of variables are edited.
  • When you export to PDF and the content of page doesn't fit the page height it will no longer be truncated, but the new page will be created with the overflow displayed on it.
  • Looped questions in IBM .mdd files are now detected better.
  • Text R outputs now have transparent background.
  • You can now create your own tabs in Object Inspector for Standard R outputs.
  • "page:GUID" syntax was deprecated in favour of "#page=GUID".
  • You can now copy paste large items between pages.
Monday, July 10th 2017
  • Resized images embedded into the documents are now exported with correct size and position.
Wednesday, July 5th 2017
  • Zooming in view mode.
  • R Output calculation status icons.
  • Feedback tooltip for previewing variable output for JavaScript and R variables.
Wednesday, June 28th 2017
  • You can now control-click to follow links in edit mode
  • Hyperlinks can be inserted inside text boxes
  • Warning will be displayed while opening document in browsers that do not support TLS 1.2
  • Filters are applied to R Outputs that use them in view mode
  • Bug fixes for combo box control
Monday, June 19th 2017
  • Partial fix for issue with adding new pages and R outputs to the projects with many existing R outputs and R variables.
  • Combo box control related fixes
Tuesday, June 13th 2017
  • You can get a link to a specific page in view mode
  • Combobox controls are now available in Displayr

Earlier releases of Displayr not included here.