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Noteable is adding new capabilities so you can leverage the latest technologies to experiment and explore more quickly. Release Notes show how we are doing just that.

14 March

New Features ⭐

  • Introducing Form Cells! Form cells are an experimental feature that allow users to get inputs into their notebooks via the use of user-friendly prompts and then access those values as python variables later within the notebook. Noteable's form cells support text input, slider, datetime picker, checkbox and dropdown types. View this notebook for more information about Form Cells.
  • Customize Colors within DEX! DEX now supports customizing the individual colors used within visualizations. Choose from a variety of color pallets or pick your own custom color.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Code cells that generate an error will now show a collapsible stacktrace

Known Issues 🐞

  • Exporting a notebook that contains markdown images to a PDF will currently result in the markdown images not being displayed in the PDF file. We are working on a fix that will be released shortly.

1 March

New Features ⭐

  • Identify local changes in your Git project! The notebook’s project file will automatically update to show the current status of local file changes within Git projects. In addition users can click the “refresh git status” at any point to refresh the git status, which is helpful after running any cell-level git actions which may not automatically be reflected in the sidebar.
  • Data tables now support Infinite Scroll! Noteable’s data wrangler grid now supports infinite scrolling, so users viewing CSV files or tables within notebooks can now easily scroll to view all of their data.
  • Explore Your Variables! A new variable explorer sidebar will be shown for all notebooks detailing the list of currently in-memory variables, as well as details about their variable type and limited information about their values.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • All-new color palettes for charts. In the DEX conditional formatting options, you can now choose from a list of categorical color palettes picked especially for data visualization.

Known Issues 🐞

  • Exporting a notebook that contains markdown images to a PDF will currently result in the markdown images not being displayed in the PDF file. We are working on a fix that will be released shortly.

14 February

New Features ⭐

  • Clone a project from GitLab! Users can now create a Noteable project based on a clone of a GitLab repository, and utilize all of the Git workflow tools within Noteable.
  • More Data Connection Options: Users can now configure a data connection and use SQL cells to query MariaDB or SingleStore databases:

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Users can now publish notebooks at the Public visibility or at the “Inherited” visibility level for private notebooks, allowing authors to control who can have access to their published notebooks
  • Users can now comment on published notebooks and leave comments for the author and other users to see.
  • Improved UX and functionality with parallel coordinates including better tooltips & dimension filtering
  • Better dimension matrix styling of labels and support for date dimensions
  • Graduated Symbol legend in Scatterplot when points are sized by a metric
  • Extended options for labeling bar chart columns to allow you to use the label strategy that suits your data
  • Radar plots now support metric representation so you can plot different metrics and not just a single metric across dimensions

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

31 January

New Features ⭐

  • MySQL Data Connector: Users can now easily set up data connections to MySQL and subsequently use SQL cells within a notebook to query data in their MySQL instance.
  • Cell level Git Commands: Projects cloned from a GitHub repository can now use cell level Git commands to perform actions like push and pull from the remote repository. Please see the Git documentation for the full list of commands supported.
  • Publicly share your CSV file: Users can now publicly share their CSV files with the advanced data wrangling grid to any users, including those who don’t yet have Noteable accounts.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • DEX chart controls and settings have moved to the right side of the page and can all be accessed via the
    button:
  • Datasets have been moved to the Data sidebar
    alongside data connections:
  • Scheduled notebooks can now specify which timezone to be executed in.
  • Users can now bookmark dashboards within a notebook:
  • Conditional formatting works within Tile Map visualizations:
  • Line chart visualizations support Stepped & Curved Options:
  • Scatterplot Matrix (SPLOM) visualizations have an updated look and feel:

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

17 January

New Features ⭐

  • Get started exploring your data without ever touching a line of code! Simply upload a CSV file and immediately explore your data using DEX’s powerful data wrangler grid. Later you can add that CSV to a notebook, and all of the filters you created will automatically be preserved.
  • Clone a project from GitHub! Access all files and data from a public or private GitHub project by quickly cloning it into Noteable. Very soon we’ll be adding support for committing and pushing changes you make in Noteable back to the original GitHub repository. Read more in our documentation.
  • Publishing Notebooks is now easier than ever! Simply click the publish button on the notebook page to automatically version and publish your current notebook. When you make changes to the original notebook, an update button will display to allow you to publish updates whenever
  • Introducing Noteable’s Python SDK Origami! Manage kernel interactions and monitor real-time events for your Noteable Notebooks from Python. The Python SDK provides a clean async interface for connecting with the Noteable platform. Learn more in the documentation.
  • [Experimental Feature] Create DEX visualizations using Python! We’re launching a new experimental feature that allows users to create DEX visualizations using Python code. Initially, only limited chart types will be available such as the Basic Chart types and DEX dashboards, but we will be adding support for more chart types over time. Learn more about charting in DEX with Python in the documentation, and please let us know if there are any specific chart types you’d like to see supported and what additional features you’d like to see.
  • Build your own custom kernel image! Users can now build their custom kernel image for a given project by uploading a requirements.txt or environments.yml file into their project. A kernel build will be automatically kicked off upon first upload or any subsequent edit and saves of that file and the user will receive an email when the new image is ready to use. Read more about custom kernel images here.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Select and order your fields in Parallel Coordinates to allow you to ignore fields that aren’t important and re-order them to make more sense of your data
  • Sort Diverging Bar Chart columns by column name or value
  • SQL Cell’s introspection for \describe <table_name> will display the table’s foreign keys and check constraints.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

9 January

New Features ⭐

  • Connect to Amazon Athena! Users can now easily set up data connections to Amazon Athena and subsequently use SQL cells within a notebook to query data in their Athena instance.
  • SQL Cells support write-back: ​Noteable SQL cells can be used to create tables, insert or update rows, or any other SQL data modifications, as long as the underlying database permissions allow. View an example notebook to see this in action.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Hardware options change for free tier: Small hardware usage on app.noteable.io will always be unlimited. To access higher CPUs, GPUs, or define custom options for your team please reach out to our team at [email protected] to discuss our enterprise support.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

21 December

New Features ⭐

  • Schedule your notebook! Users can now schedule a notebook to run on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis easily within the Noteable interface. Users will be notified by Email with a link to view the successful run, or when the run fails with a link to a live notebook session for them to jump in and debug. Learn more in our documentation.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Added as a new data connector type for SQLite, with the ability to initiate the DB a web-hosted seed backup file.
  • SQL Cells that perform INSERT / UPDATE / DELETE statements now return the affected row count as the cell result.
  • An issue that limited the number of search results of users in the share modal has been fixed.
  • You can now select the columns you want to see and the order you want them to be displayed when using Parallel Coordinates.
  • Summary charts (like histograms and violin plots) now give you the option to display all slices of the data and not group the remaining options into an “other” row similar to how grouping long tails of data is optional in bar charts
  • Radar Plots now provide an option to toggle the zero baseline to emphasize small changes in data
  • DEX supports casting any string to datetime by allowing the user to enter custom formats for their string columns
  • Funnel Views support larger datasets and can encode the magnitude of steps in the funnel using a color gradient, which allows you to leverage funnel views to display dependency charts, like flame graphs, to explore performance data.
Known Issues 🐞
  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Use DEX directly on your CSV files. Users will soon be able to benefit from the full data wrangling and data visualization features of DEX whenever they view a CSV file in Noteable. No more needing to pull the CSV file into a notebook to begin exploring the data. Simply click on your CSV file and you’re immediately given a full-screen DEX view.

7 December

New Features ⭐

  • More scheduling integrations! Users of Airflow, Prefect and Flyte can now easily schedule Noteable notebooks, and utlize the interactive and collaborative features of Noteable to debug and fix of issues on live jobs. Learn more in our documentation.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • SQL cells were updated to add meta commands which help you interrogate your database. Commands such as `\schemas` or `\describe` allow you to easily discover the structure of the database, schemas, tables, or views within. View this notebook for some examples.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Use DEX directly on your CSV files. Users will soon be able to benefit from the full data wrangling and data visualization features of DEX whenever they view a CSV file in Noteable. No more needing to pull the CSV file into a notebook to begin exploring the data, simply click on your CSV file and you’re immediately given a full-screen DEX view.
  • Schedule your notebook! Users will be able to schedule a notebook to run on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis easily within the Noteable interface.

29 November

New Features ⭐

  • Publish a version! Publishing a notebook version allows others in your organization to interact with that notebook and visualizations in their own personal sandbox. Notebooks may be published by section or in total and granular permissions allow you to enable or disable execution so that users can share at the level they are comfortable with. Read more about publishing here.
  • Use Python within your SQL Cells! Users of SQL cells can now reference Python variables within those cells using the Jinga templating syntax, in addition to using more advanced logic statements like if and for loops within the SQL cells. For an example of Jinga in action, check out this notebook which uses JingaSQL to reference a Python variable within a SQL cell and use the data from the variable to insert new rows into the SQL table.
  • Schedule a notebook from Github Actions! Users can now call a Noteable notebook from a GitHub Action to enable notebook responses to git events. Read more about this capability here.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Connected scatterplots are now available as a chart type. Connected scatterplots provide the ability to look at the change in two metrics over time using a more novel approach than using traditional line charts that lets you see trajectories and patterns not visible in line charts.
  • DEX added a filter button to indicate if there are active filters on your data and to help users quickly edit the filters if they need to make changes.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Use DEX directly on your CSV files. Users will soon be able to benefit from the full data wrangling and data visualization features of DEX whenever they view a CSV file in Noteable. No more needing to pull the CSV file into a notebook to begin exploring the data, simply click on your CSV file and you’re immediately given a full-screen DEX view.
  • Schedule your notebook! Users will be able to schedule a notebook to run on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis easily within the Noteable interface.

15 November

New Features ⭐

  • Arc Flows in DEX! Funnel charts now include an option for showing flow using arc diagrams, which are great for highlighting cycles in your flows.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Performance of stacked area charts has been greatly improved so usring large datasets (5000+ rows) will result in the stacked charts displaying much more quickly.
  • Stacked bar charts and cluster bar charts can be made using row-level data (which was the original supported data type) and now can also be made using column-level data. This is similar to how time series charts are made: you select the metric columns you want to display as bars. You can still split by dimensions to determine the pieces of your stacked and clustered bars.
  • Big Number has an improved look and feel and allows you to select a second metric to show the change of your primary metric versus your secondary metric.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Publishing: Users will soon be able to publish notebooks so that others in your organization can easily interact with your data and visualizations.

1 November

New Features ⭐

  • Customize your Pie Chart Users of pie charts can now customize their labels, selecting from a variety of different labeling options. Which label strategy you use and what you choose to display (the name of the slice or the value or the percent or a combination of those) can be optimized for you based on the size of the chart and the kind of items you’re displaying.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Relationship charts such as the Sankey chart type now support conditional formatting, allowing users to customize the colors being used within the chart
  • The Line Chart option within DEX can now be used to visualize any metric on the X axis. Previously users could only use a line chart when they had a datetime column.
  • DEX grid is now the default for any dataframe being returned, and users can optionally toggle into the Simple Table if they prefer.

Known Issues 🐞

  • N/A

Coming soon 🥁

  • Publishing: Users will soon be able to publish notebooks so that others in your organization can easily interact with your data and visualizations.

19 October:

New Features ⭐

  • SQL Cell Output Naming: SQL Cells return results as a dataframe. This dataframe can now be named to be referenced in following executions.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Email Verification for Email/Password: We enforced Email Verification for Email/Password only. Gmail, Linkedin, and Github 0Auth users are automatically verified.
  • Kernel Size Change: Hardware selector will now correctly launch the resource that has been selected.
  • 404 experience: We Improved the experience for logged out users and users not having access to a specific file. Users will now be prompted to sign up before being redirected.

Known Issues 🐞

  • N/A

Coming soon 🥁

  • Publishing: Users will soon be able to publish notebooks so that others in your organization can easily interact with your data and visualizations.

4 October:

New Features ⭐

  • Open Beta Noteable is now in open beta and users can create accounts for themselves at noteable.io, selecting from multiple options for authentication (username/password, Google, LinkedIn or Github)
  • Invite your team members Users can now easily invite their coworkers and team members to Noteable within the Sharing modal for any Space/Project/Notebook.
  • DEX reimagined! A redesigned Data Explorer (DEX) provides an immersive experience, placing DEX’s powerful data wrangling and visualization features at the center of your workflow. This creates a rich BI-like experience directly within a notebook environment, seamlessly bridging the gap between data science and data analytics.
  • Sampling: DEX adds the ability to sample large dataframes by pushing down filters applied to the current table to the underlying big data. Learn more in our documentation.
  • Dagster Integration. Dagster users can now easily integrate Noteable notebooks in their Dagster executions, providing all the exploration and collaborative benefits of Noteable and introducing a powerful new way to perform debugging and fixing of issues on live jobs. Learn more in our documentation.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Multi-Factor-Authentication: Users can now easily enable MFA for their account for added security within their user account settings.
  • API Token: Users can now easily create and manage their own API tokens within their user preferences, allowing for integration with external services like Dagster.
  • Bar Charts & Dot Plots Updates: Bar Charts and Dot Plots now provide a simple toggle to switch between horizontal mode and vertical mode, rather than being listed as two separate visualization types.
  • New docs site: We've launched a completely redesigned documentation site (docs.noteable.io) which includes publicly available demo notebooks for DEX charts, information about partner integrations, and much much more.

Known Issues 🐞

  • Attempting to reply to a DEX visualization comment from the right-hand comment sidebar, can at times not correctly open the comment window. We are working on a fix that will be released shortly.

Coming soon 🥁

  • Publishing: Users will soon be able to publish notebooks so that others in your organization can easily interact with your data and visualizations.

27 September:

New Features ⭐

  • SQL CSV files and Dataframes! SQL cells can now easily be used to query against project file CSVs and pandas dataframes. Simply add a new SQL cell to your notebook and write a SQL query against any CSV file you’ve previously uploaded to your project, or against any Python dataframe currently in memory.
  • Github Flavored Markdown - Markdown cells now support the Github Flavored Markdown which easily allows users within markdown cells to create tables, checkboxes, and more.
  • New DEX Right Drawer: DEX controls such as decoration, filters, conditional formatting, and dashboards have moved into a new right-hand drawer. Users can open this drawer by clicking the gear icon above the DEX visualization, or by interacting with any of the elements that fall within the drawer like adding a filter.
  • New docs site: We've launched a completely redesigned documentation site (docs.noteable.io) which includes publicly available demo notebooks for DEX charts, information about partner integrations, and much much more.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • DEX diverging bar charts now natively supports Likert-style data, making it easy to visualize this common survey data type.
  • Significantly improvements to the speed in which pages load when you navigate throughout the app, and the initial loading time for the DEX grid.
  • Descriptions for Space and Projects are no longer required.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • DEX redesign: A big redesign of the DEX experience will provide a much more intuitive and immersive experience, placing the visualization and the DEX grid at the center of your workflow.
  • Publishing: Users will soon be able to publish notebooks so that others in your organization can easily interact with your data and visualizations.

22 August:

New Features ⭐

  • DEX Grid! We've added an interactive data wrangling interface to DEX. Using the new DEX Grid, you can quickly explore, search, filter, format, and transform data. Includes column aggregation, stats, and Spark charts. Learn more.
  • Notification Service! Email notifications will now be sent when you are mentioned in a comment or invited to collaborate on notebooks. Slack and in-app notifications coming soon!

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Brushing with bar charts: you now quickly and easily apply filters to the data by "brushing" bar chart to zoom to particular ranges in the data.

Known Issues 🐞

None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Group By in DEX Grid: soon we'll be adding grouping capability to DEX Grid that allows you to pick an aggregation and group columns.

10 August:

New Features ⭐

  • DEX Supports Multi-Axis Time Series Charts: Users can now plot two metrics on a time series chart that have different Y axis values to compare time series that have dramatically different scales.
  • DEX Time Series Zero Baseline Option: You can force your line charts to have a zero baseline rather than the existing minimum value of your data.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • When dataframes are too big, we will sample your dataframe to a reasonable size and provide a warning message. The limits are 50 MB of data, 50 rows, and 50 columns. These settings can be changed by the user if needed.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • The data table reimagined! Noteable will soon release a new version of our data table that includes search, drag-and-drop column management, sparklines, filtering, grouping, conditional formatting and more to allow you to easily explore your data.
  • Notifications: in the next release, we'll be adding email notifications to alert users when they've been mentioned in comments or when a notebook or project has been shared with them. DEX Grid:

25 July:

New Features ⭐

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Kernel startup speed improvements: We've cut the startup time of kernels by more than half and we will continue to work to improve the kernel start time experience. Note: kernel startup time is sometimes impacted by the size of the files in the project.
  • Code folding: Users can now fold and unfold sections of code within notebook cells when the “show line numbers” toggle is on. Limitations: currently the state of folding does not persist upon page refresh or new page load, but we are working on adding that capability in future releases.
  • Cell Output sizing: the outputs from cells can now be expanded or collapsed by clicking on a target area to the left of the output (similar to Jupyter).
  • DEX Commenting Improvements: Users commenting on datapoints in DEX will now have the same experience as commenting on notebook cells, which includes the ability to use markdown within comments, @-tag a user within a comment, and easily reply to comments via the comment sidebar.

Known Issues 🐞

  • Cannot interrupt in-progress SQL queries: in the case of a long-running SQL query against an external data source, the interrupt button will not work. Restarting the kernel will fix this issue until we can get a patch in.

Coming soon 🥁

  • DEX Grid: The data table reimagined! Noteable will soon release a new version of our data table that includes search, drag-and-drop column management, sparklines, filtering, grouping, conditional formatting and more to allow you to easily explore your data.
  • Notifications: in the next release, we'll be adding email notifications to alert users when they've been mentioned in comments or when a notebook or project has been shared with them.

11 July:

New Features ⭐

  • Dimension heatmaps! DEX adds support for dimension by dimension heatmap visualizations.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Cell outputs now extend to maximum length and the visibility of the whole output can be toggled on and off via the output visibility option in the cell menu.

Known Issues 🐞

  • Live updating of the notebook page's file tree sidebar may not display in real time if a user: 1) very rapidly drags a file in and out of a folder or 2) adds the first file to a new dataset. Refreshing the page will show the file in the correct location.
  • After creating a new project and quickly selecting to create a new notebook, the new notebook modal may not offer the option to select the new project. Refresh the page and try again to fix this.
  • CPU and memory usage are temporarily not being displayed in the Notebook page footer.

Coming soon 🥁

  • Self Service Data Connectors: Noteable will soon add the ability to create and manage connections to external data stores such as Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Starburst Trino, Amazon Redshift, PostGreSQL, and Databricks Spark.

13 June:

New Features ⭐

  • Secrets! Noteable offers Secrets Management to allow teams to securely store and share connection credentials and other sensitive information. Secrets can be private to an individual or shared with team members at the space-level.
  • Interactive Controls in DEX! Users can now create scoped interactive controls based on filters within DEX to allow them to create sliders, radio buttons and checkboxes along with the traditional filters already available. These interactive controls will persist in DEX’s presentation mode.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Added a new sidebar to the app which lists all spaces a user has access to and provides links to manage secrets on the new resource page.
  • DEX bar charts added the ability to display a second metric as a bar or a line overlay.
  • DEX adds count(*) as a metric to be visualized in pie charts, bar charts, and line charts.
  • DEX adds the option to download the table data in TSV format.
  • Noteable file URLs now contain the file name as part of the URL, making it easier to provide context when sharing a URL to a notebook - i.e app.noteable.io/[uuid]/Data%20Cleaning.ipynb.
  • Significant performance improvements that speed up user interactions within Noteable and DEX, including but not limited to deleting and loading files and pages. Loading Dataframes, Interacting with DEX, interacting with ipywidgets, and overall rendering.

Known Issues 🐞

  • Live updating of the notebook page's file tree sidebar may not display in real time if a user: 1) very rapidly drags a file in and out of a folder or 2) adds the first file to a new dataset. Refreshing the page will show the file in the correct location.
  • The notification modal for an idle kernel about to be shutdown may fail to fire. If the kernel status displays Shutdown, please relaunch the kernel.
  • After creating a new project and then quickly selecting new notebook creation, the new notebook modal may not offer the option to select the new project. Refresh the page and choose to create the notebook again.
  • CPU and memory usage are temporarily not being displayed in the Notebook page footer.

Coming soon 🥁

  • Self Service Data Connectors: Noteable will soon add the ability to create and manage connections to external data stores such as Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Starburst Trino, Amazon Redshift, PostGreSQL, and Databricks Spark.
Pendo Summary: Secrets, DEX updates, informative URLs and more! - Noteable now offers secret management to allow teams to security store and access sensitive information like tokens and passwords; DEX adds interactive control and visualization workflow enhancements; and Noteable URLs now contain the notebook name.

31 May:

New Features ⭐

  • DEX adds tile point maps! Notebook users can now easily create a tile map visualization with full support to zoom in and pan the data. Additionally you can facet the tile map by dimension to easily see the geographic clusters across your top dimensions, panning and zooming each independently.
  • DEX word clouds! Notebook users can now easily generate a word cloud visualization from any text column, facet on an additional dimension, and apply all other existing data filters.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Kernels are automatically launched for all new notebooks, making it easier to get started running code.
  • Cell content can now be easily expanded or collapsed using a cell visibility toggle within each cell.
  • Easily copy a link to a cell or delete the current cell using new cell icons..

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Secrets Management: Noteable will provide a UI to allow users to securely create and manage credentials.

19 May:

New Features ⭐

  • Fire and Forget Notebooks! Notebook users can close the tab or browser and the ongoing processes will continue uninterrupted. When returning to the notebook, users will see the live status of the job and all expected outputs, with the exception of ipywidget outputs which are not currently captured when the browser tab is closed.
  • Scoped Views in DEX! Users can bookmark saved views within DEX as Scoped Views, which allow users to easily navigate between bookmarked views. These will appear as icons next to the view in both exploration and presentation modes. You can bookmark and remove booksmarks using the View Menu in any DEX instance.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Users can easily insert a new cell into the notebook to ingest a csv file into a pandas dataframe via the “Query with Python” option.
  • Sidebar state (i.e. open or closed) is now preserved across notebook views and page refreshes.
  • Notebook authors are now alerted when they can publish changes to their playground mode notebook via an icon next to the notebook title.
  • The Notebook’s cell execution status is now properly rendering.
  • Notebooks will now display a "disconnected" banner and option to reconnect when the user’s browser is unable to connect to our servers.
  • DEX added support for faceting by dimensions to allow you to quickly and easily explore the difference in patterns across the categories so that you can compare across slices in the data all on one screen.
  • DEX added the ability to filter and modify chart settings across facets to give you a more powerful exploratory data analysis experience.

Known Issues 🐞

  • None

Coming soon 🥁

  • Secrets Management: Noteable will provide a UI to allow users to securely create and manage credentials.
  • DEX support for scoped filtering will allow you to create filters with customized controls and options
  • DEX support for word cloud visualizations
  • Noteable will add the ability to easily collapse and hide cell content

2 May:

New Features ⭐

  • Easily Save DEX Facet Views - Added a Save As button to each DEX facet to allow users to immediately create new saved views

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Table of contents moved to the left sidebar.

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this over the coming releases.

6 April

New Features ⭐

  • New Commentor Access Level: Users can now share a notebook at the “Commenter” level which gives their teammates the ability to view and comment on a notebook, but not execute or edit the notebook.
  • Tag Users in Comments: Users can now @-tag other users in comments within Noteable. Currently these tags will show up within the comment modal but we are working on a notification feature that will send notifications to users who have been tagged.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Hardware size is now properly set in the notebook page’s footer when a new kernel is launched.
  • Adding loading animation to buttons in modals to give users better feedback
  • Upgraded Python to 3.9.11

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this over the coming releases.

22 March

New Features ⭐

  • Markdown in Comments: Users can now use markdown syntax within comments, to include images and gifs.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Added option to “run all above” in the cell menu for executing all of the cells above a selected cell.
  • Added an indicator in the upper left corner of the notebook page that shows the status of the notebook auto-saving.

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this over the coming releases.

9 March

New Features ⭐

  • Chart Annotations: Users can now add annotations to a number of visualizations types, including scatterplot, barcharts, dotplots, and timeseries visualizations.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Improved notebook loading performance for a faster experience when opening a notebook in a new window/tab.
  • Improved the commenting experience with a comment modal that has more responsive height and is faster to load.

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this over the coming releases.

17 February

New Features ⭐

  • Space/Project Search: Added FileType, Visibility and Owner filter options to the space and project filtres to give users more functionality to filter their project or space level pages to quickly locate items by name, description, or owner.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Added tooltips for space and project pages to help provide context for the user.
  • Update color swatches for user badges to use color blind safe color options.
  • Users can now edit/delete only their own comments.

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this over the coming releases.

7 February

New Features ⭐

  • Space/Project Search: Users can now easily filter their project or space level pages to quickly locate items by name, description, or owner.
  • DEX adds new viz types: DEX adds the ability to plot two metrics at the same time, such as adding a line chart to the bar chart, or adding two metrics into a dotplot to create a dumbbell plot.
  • Drag and drop directly into project file tree: When working on a notebook you can now upload new files by dragging and droping new files directly into the project file tree on the left hand side of the page.

Hotfixes & Improvements 🔧

  • Kernel start times have been reduced from to roughly 30 seconds on average, from a previous average of 60 seconds.

Known Issues 🐞

  • A notebook’s cell execution status may be incorrectly rendered, showing that the cell is currently or pending execution when it has been successfully run. We’re working to fix this in the next release.