We are elated to introduce Perspective 6, the result of more than one year of learning from collaboration with Perspective’s leading customers.
Perspective 6 is our biggest release yet; it includes major updates to all underlying engines: data, visuals, computation, and cinematography.
Given the breadth and the depth of changes in Perspective 6, we thought it best to highlight them ahead of time while we go through our formal release process.
Perspective 6 Highlights
MORE DATA, FASTER
Faster, Smarter Import
Faster, refined Data Editor
Load up to 100k rows on a modern iPad or iPhone
Integrated feedback: directly report issues from inside a story to our team.
Smart Inspector: View instance values and edit in place, right from a chart.
MORE PRODUCTIVE WORKFLOW (+)
Smart Templates: Create one story, then instantiate with multiple datasets.
Load data directly into Perspective from Mac or PC. No Cloud Required.
Share your iPad screen to any Mac or PC. No App required.
Access databases in millions of rows. No IT department required.
Faster Bar Charts - Horizontal Charts, new labeling
Faster Bubble Charts, Discrete Axes, new labeling, sorting options
Scalable Line Chart - Logistic Scale, Scrub
Faster Area Chart, new sorting options
Flow Diagrams – Show flow of data in motion
Summary Scenes – Close Shot of a number
Video Scenes (*)
HTML Scene (*)
Faster Geo Scene scales to thousands of points
New Sorting and Labeling options across all types of scene
Accumulate – label shows accumulated value of a dimension instead of just a single value.
Quasi Numeric Sort – For those pesky axis values such as <100 or 10+.
Improved Roll Ups - cluster like values in a dimension
Expressions - compute new values based on other dimensions on the fly. (*)
Improved Zoom, Pan, Recording and Playback
Frame Aspect Ratio – Control of aspect ratio of the frame is given to the presenter.
Navigation – Link any label in one scene to other scenes, to navigate at present-time.
Over 200 bug fixes, improvements.
Key: (*) - Experimental — (+) Pro or Enterprise license required.