Why Upgrade to Fathom 2? - Page 5 New Formulas and Editor
Formulas and the Formula Editor
Formula Editor Improvements
The formula editor was probably the least-loved object in Fathom 1. It has been much improved for Version 2. The changes that are most obvious are:
• Enter or Return now not only accepts the formula, but dismisses the formulaeditor.
• You can change the size of the font used in editing a formula. If you’rehaving trouble, use a bigger font.
• The “left side” of the equation is displayed, indicating thatyou don’t need to type that.
• You can edit a long number by clicking within it and editing (rather thanhaving to replace the whole thing).
• If you want to replace a “nugget” within a complex expression,you can now select what you want to replace and type on top of it. Don’tdelete the offending bit first; just replace it.
• Measures now live in their own list, rather than mixed up with attributes.
• We’ve changed the look, rearranged the buttons, and increased thefont size for the formula itself. Note, the exponent button is now labeled witha ^.
• When the cursor is in a denominator or exponent, a tip appears informingthe user that the right arrow key will move the cursor out of the denominatoror exponent.
Rerandomisation Is Much Less Aggressive
Under many, but not all, circumstances in which Fathom 1 would rerandomise all computed values, Version 2 will only rerandomise directly affected values.
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Learn more about Fathom 2's new capabilities for Data, Graphs, Summary Tables, Formulas and the Formula Editor, and Statistical Objects, plus other miscellaneous improvements.
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