My name is Nicolas Kruchten and I’m the VP of Product here at Plotly.
As of a couple of hours ago, when you create or edit a chart in Chart Studio (i.e. at https://plot.ly/create) you’ll be using our brand-new chart editor, which we’ve been working on for over a year.
The new editor has more features and fewer bugs than the old one and we hope you like it! Many things have been improved, a few things have moved and a few things have been removed, and here’s a quick highlight reel while we work on a more formal announcement blog post:
- Added: Violin plots, Polar Scatter plots, Cone plots and Streamtube plots, Sort transforms, ability to style menus and sliders in the UI if they’ve been created through the API
- Improved: Subplots have their own panel in the sidebar with more intuitive drag-resize control, plus every trace type can now be used in as many subplots as desired, including (much-requested) pie charts
- Improved: Transforms (Aggregate, Group By, Filter) have been regrouped into a single panel, and the confusing “group by” transform has been renamed “split by”
- Improved: many more options are available for histograms
- Improved: the JSON editor is much more stable and informative about errors, plus looks much nicer
- Improved: our colorscale picker got a big upgrade
- Moved: data input for things like color, size and text have been moved into the Style/Traces panel, so you can control everything to do with how points/bars/lines look within that panel rather than switching back and forth
- Moved: error bars have moved to Style/Traces and can now easily be applied to bar traces
- Moved: time series have moved to the Range Selector fold of the Axes panel
- Moved: Mapbox/Geo styling has moved to the Subplots panel, so you can style independent subplots differently (e.g. a map and an inset map)
- Removed: hard to use features like animation creation, mobile breakpoints, GeoJSON, certain annotation presets, certain analysis types
Please comment below with feedback for us on the new editor, and reach out for help if you can’t find an option you need, we can help you locate it