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7.2b
21.09.2020

Projects

New: You can now request access to analyses and datasets of a projects that are not visible to you.

Datasets

New: It is now possible to search datasets explicitly by tissue type.

General

Improved: Progress information for multiple parallel uploads are now more understandable.

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Dialog for dataset selection now shows private tags.
Bugfix: Better error message for non-unique project links.
Bugfix: More precise error message when aborting an upload.
Bugfix: Remove unwanted required field marker * in copy analysis dialog.

7.1b
02.09.2020

Analyses

New: User your own, customized images containing specialized software packages for your analysis

Datasets

Improved: Use cellxgene in its updated version 0.16.0
Improved: Better performance for dataset search

Groups

New: Remove content from groups and move them to one of the group’s members
New: Delete groups you do not need anymore

Projects

New: See all of our tutorials, best practices, and examples in our Get Started project
Improved: View other users’ projects anonymously without logging in

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Show only group names you are member of as links
Bugfix: No more visibility issues upon publishing other users’ content using administrator access

7.0b
19.08.2020

Projects

New: Projects can now be used to bundle and disseminate datasets and analyses

Datasets & Analyses

New: You can now leave a dataset or analysis share

General

New: We now support Shiny Apps. Please contact us to get more information

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Groups can be reached via links from everywhere now
Bugfix:
Overall stability improvements

6.10b
07.08.2020

Analyses

New: FASTGenomics reader modules (R, Python) support datasets with multiple expression files
Improved: Reduced Seurat and Scanpy images for faster loading
Improved: FASTGenomics now uses Jupyter Lab 2.2.2
Improved: Use updated software packages in your Python analyses, including anndata 0.7.4, clustergrammer2 0.15.0, ipykernel 5.3.3, ipython 7.16.1, matplotlib 3.3.0, numpy 1.19.1, pandas 1.1.0, plotly 4.9.0, python 3.8.4, scikit-learn 0.23.2, scipy 1.5.2
Improved: Use updated software packages in your R analyses, including dplyr 1.0.1, ggplot2 3.3.2, htmlTable 2.0.1, IRkernel 1.1.1, jsonlite 1.7.0, loomr 0.2.1.9000, rbokeh 0.5.1, reticulate 1.16, Seurat 3.2.0, tidyr 1.1.1, Python packages leidenalg 0.8.1, umap-learn 0.4.6

6.9b
29.07.2020

Datasets

New: Publish your datasets and make them available to all (even anonymous) visitors of FASTGenomics

General

New: Invite other users to your datasets and analyses using an inviation link
Improved: New look and feel for dataset and group detail pages

Groups

New: Add contents to a group directly from the group’s detail page
Improved: Groups are sorted alphabetically in the “move to group” dialog

6.8b
14.07.2020

Datasets & Analysis

New: Better collaboration – You can now grant editing rights on your datasets and analyses when sharing or moving them to a group

Groups

New: Group members can now leave groups on their own

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Analysis detail page now with improved button to manage the visibility
Improved: Improved the user documentation
Improved: Improved user warnings for datasets
Bugfix: “Add gene” in cellxgene is now working as expected
Bugfix: Fixed a bug which prevented you from interacting with the notebook under certain conditions
Bugfix: Fixed notifications when a batch computation fails
Bugfix: Private datasets do not prevent analyses in groups to be edited anymore
Bugfix: Group invitation links work also for group names with spaces

6.7b
30.06.2020

Analyses

New: View all software packages included in your analysis image

Groups

New: Invite members to your groups via link

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Create new datasets containing metadata only
Improved: Link directly to sub-pages
Improved: A warning is displayed if group members cannot see all datasets in your analysis
Improved: Notification email contains link to completed analysis
Improved: People section renamed to Groups
Bugfix: The Delete button is back on overview pages
Bugfix: Only one email will be received for the same shared entity

6.6b
17.06.2020

Analyses

Improved: Use updated software packages in your Python analyses, including clustergrammer2 0.14.0, fgread 0.6.6, plotly 4.8.1, scanpy 1.5.1, plotly 4.8.1
Improved: Use updated software packages in your R analyses, including fgread 0.4.4, rmarkdown 2.3
New: Use new software packages in your R analyses, including biomaRt 2.42.0, bnstruct 1.0.6, Cairo 1.5-12, ComplexHeatmap 2.2.0, DESeq2 1.26.0, dmm 2.1-6, fpc 2.2-5, genefilter 1.68.0, ggalluvial 0.11.1, ggnetwork 0.5.8, ggrastr 0.1.8, intergraph 2.0-2, lineup 0.37-11, MCDA 0.0.2, pcaGoPromoter 1.30.0, pcaGoPromoter.Hs.hg19 1.22.0, qgraph 1.6.5, randomcoloR 1.1.0.1, STRINGdb 1.26.0, tximport 1.14.0, unikn 0.2.0, V8 3.2.0, VennDiagram 1.6.20, vsn 3.54.0, wesanderson 0.3.6, xlsx 0.6.1

Datasets

New: Visually explore your datasets using cellxgene

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: fgread no longer fails with a KeyError if your analysis has no datasets attached
Improved: If you copy an analysis, the software packages will be kept at their old versions to ensure reproducibility. If you want to update, you can choose to do so on the analysis detail page.
Bugfix: The formatting bar is now hidden after you leave the description field of a dataset, analysis, or group.

6.5b
10.06.2020

Analyses

New: Show which image was used to compute an analysis’ results and update it if a new one is available
Improved: Analysis results will load faster
Improved: Analysis pages always open on the result area

General

New: Choose ascending or descending sort order on the overview pages, and choose from a greater set of attributes to sort by
New: Flag your favorite datasets and analyses; they will be shown on top of the overview lists
Improved: Home section shows latest datasets and analyses
Improved: Metadata is more readable and easier to edit

People

Improved: You will see a warning if you move an analysis to a group that uses datasets not visible to all group members

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: You can now delete an analysis even if it is still running
Bugfix:
“Last modified” always shows the name of a user, not a group
Bugfix: Email notifications for terminated batch analysis will be sent correctly

6.4b
19.05.2020

Analyses

New: Enter metadata for each analysis, e.g., description or citation
New: Modify an analysis’ title anytime
New: View and revoke shares of an analysis
Improved: Redesigned analysis detail page
New: New tutorial notebook about FASTGenomics’ directory structure
New: Download plots and other results of an analysis
New: Control which analysis results can be downloaded by other users
New: Re-run an analysis in batch mode

Datasets

New: Use drag & drop to add files to a dataset

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

New: If you use a direct link to a certain dataset, analysis, or group, you are correctly redirected after logging in
Improved: Better overall stability for analysis sessions
Bugfix: Batch sessions are terminated correctly even if there are errors in the analysis code
Bugfix: If all shares are revoked, the dataset/analysis cards no longer say “shared with 0 users”
Bugfix: Widgets can be used in batch mode as well
Bugfix: Group names are shown on dataset and analysis detail pages

6.3b
11.05.2020

Analyses

Improved: Use better machines and analyze up to four times faster!
Update:
Jupyter lab version 2.1.2 including stability updates
New: Use Dill 0.3.1.1. in new Python / Python+R analyses
Update: Updated packages for Python analyses: Scanpy 1.4.6, Anndata 0.7.1, Plotly 4.6.0, Pandas 1.0.3, Clustergrammer 2 0.5.21 (also available in Python+R)
Update: Updated packages for R analyses: Seurat 3.1.5

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Plotly widgets are now displayed correctly

6.2b
28.04.2020

Analyses

New: More software packages added for new R analyses: AUCell, GENIE3, GSVA, RcisTarget, SCENIC (aertslab), SCopeLoomR (rbokehaertslab), UpSetR, circlize, factoextra, ggExtra, mixtools, nichenetr (saeyslab), openxlsx, pals, tidyverse, tm, useful, wordcloud, zoo

6.1b
23.04.2020

Analyses

New: Revoke the publication of an analysis, thus making it visible only to you or users in your group
New: Copy & edit copies all files from an analysis, not only the analysis notebook

Datasets

New: Download files of a dataset
New: Upload several expression and metadata files directly upon creating a new dataset

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Better search options in user documentation
Bugfix: Datasets without files are correctly shown as empty
Bugfix: Analyses are correctly started after copy & edit

6.0b
09.04.2020

Analyses

New: Download the result of an analysis as an HTML report
New: Analyses show warnings if their attached dataset files have been altered since the last computation run
New: FASTGenomics reader modules can handle datasets with several files
New: Revoke publication of an analysis
Improved: Faster start of analyses
Improved: Analysis cards show number of shares

Datasets

New: Add metadata files to your datasets
New: Add more expression files to your datasets or remove old ones
New: Better overview of shares and option to revoke selected or all shares
New: Color code on dataset cards indicate the state of a dataset

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Tags are searchable again also for public and group datasets
Bugfix: Anonymous user sees all public datasets
Bugfix: Prevent frequent “failed to get session state” errors
Bugfix: Show analyses shared with you on the dataset usage tab
Bugfix: “Copy & Edit” on a foreign analysis opens interactive mode while “Copy” on an own analysis just copies it
Improved: Reach our documentation anytime from the (i) menu at the top
Improved: Overall stability improvements

5.5b
25.03.2020

Analyses

New: Add or remove datasets attached to your analysis
New:
 Use Plotly in your R analyses
Improved: Updated packages SingleR 1.00, Clustergrammer2 0.5.17
Improved: Try our redesigned reader functions (also see our updated tutorials in R and Python)
Improved: show steps and time left upon analysis start

General

New: Color codes on cards indicate whether a dataset or analysis belongs to you and can be edited by you
New: Display author and date of last modification for datasets and analyses

People

New: Move datasets or analyses to groups to make them visible to all group members
New: See all datasets and analyses in a group together on a content tab
New: Remove users from group to make all group contents invisible to them
New: Group administrators can edit all datasets and analyses in their groups

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: You cannot leave the user selection in the share dialog if you searched for a user who is not visible
Bugfix: All tooltips are correctly positioned
Bugfix: If you delete a dataset from an analysis, it is always the correct one
Improved: Better overall stability

5.4b
09.03.2020

General

New: Find a complete documentation of FASTGenomics’ features at https://beta.fastgenomics.org/docs/

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: You may now upload datasets up to 10 GB in size
Bugfix: Values in dataset fields “organism” and “technology” are always saved correctly
Bugfix: You can use FASTGenomics also in Internet Explorer

5.4b
02.03.2020

Analyses

New: Metadata are always up-to-date in your analysis, even if you modify them while an analysis is running
New: Analyses overview on cards for a better overview
New: Analyses can be started without any datasets, enabling analyses on external data only

People

New: Create groups for easier collaboration
New: Add members to your groups
New: Group detail page with description and member overview
Coming Soon: Group members can see all group contents
Coming Soon: Move datasets/analyses to groups

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Whitespaces are not trimmed while you enter dataset or analysis titles
Bugfix: Clicking “edit” multiple times in a row on an analysis does not result in errors
Bugfix: Dataset tags can be entered without errors
Bugfix: Dataset modification date is always up-to-date
Bugfix: Copying & editing analyses always copies the notebook file
Improved: Better performance on dataset overview page

5.3b
12.02.2020

Analyses

New: Example notebook for spatial transcriptiomics using scanpy

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Scrolling in dataset overview using arrow key works properly
Improved: Easier selection of users in share dialogs
Bugfix: Interactive analyses are opened directly after copy and edit
Bugfix: Dataset usage tab shows analyses
Improved: Faster list of available datasets for analysis
Improved: Overall stability improvements

5.2b
06.02.2020

Analyses

New: More tutorial notebooks published

People

New: People-section for groups
New: Preview to our new groups feature including survey

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: FASTGenomics reader reads Loom correctly also in Rpy2-environment
Bugfix: Emails on finished analysis are correctly encoded
Bugfix: Copying and editing analyses works correctly when there are duplicate datasets
Bugfix: Underline, strikethrough and links work correctly in dataset descriptions
Bugfix: You can now copy cell and gene numbers from clipboard to the dataset description
Bugfix: Dataset state is updated on overview page when upload finishes

5.1b
03.02.2020

Analyses

New: Copy an analysis to use the same workflow on different data, or to edit an analysis without modifying the original
Improved: Default titles for are shown upon creating analyses

Datasets

New: Preview for data set cards and improved overall usability
Improved: Search in all dataset metadata

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Logging no longer slows down the platform in extreme cases

5.0b
27.01.2020

Analyses

New: Hide code in read only mode to focus on analysis results
New: Preview in interactive mode
Improved: Show analysis actions also in full width analysis mode
New: Start an analysis directly from the dataset
New: Decide on the language of your new analysis without needing to fix the workflow upon start
Improved: Updated empty analysis notebooks to start from scratch
Improved: Faster start of new analyses

Datasets

New: Dataset overview on cards for a better overview
New: Filter your own datasets
New: Dataset delete
New: Data formats are automatically set upon upload

Technical

New: Restructured backend for faster development of new features and a more bug-free experience
New: Update to latest backend technoloy with performance improvements, security bugfixes, and long term support
New: Compatibility with Chrome 80 more private and secure same site policy for cookies

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Better overall error messages, e.g. when uploads or analyses are cancelled or on authentification issues
Bugfix: Visibility symbols are always consistent
Bugfix: Accidentally starting multiple uploads is prevented
Bugfix: Table preview can be opened and closed multiple times
Bugfix: Dataset modification date does not change if analyses on the datasets are changed
Bugfix: No more authentication issues after leaving FASTGenomics open for long idle time
Bugfix: Updated notification settings are correctly saved
Bugfix: No more errors when multiple datasets / analyses are deleted directly after another
Bugfix: No more issues on publishing a previously shared analysis

4.12b
13.01.2020

Analyses

New: Public analysis example using the perturbation prediction check and the scGen batch-removal example from Theis lab.
New: Public analysis example using the scVelo example: Pancreatic endocrinogenesis and the ForebrainGlut notebook from Theis lab.

4.11b
16.12.2019

Analyses

New: You may now publish your analyses, thus making them visible for everyone! To do so, special permissions are required. If you are interested, write an email to contact@fastgenomics.org.
New: Symbols show whether datasets and analyses are private (only visible to you), shared with or by you, or public (visible to everyone).
New: A generalized best practices pre-processing workflow based on the work by Luecken & Theis 2019.

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: While you wait for your analysis, you can now use correct links.
Improved: Interactively opening analyses can now be done from our new UI with blent-in editing buttons

4.10b
05.12.2019

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: An issue causing the login mask to appear again after logging in has been solved.
Bugfix: Anonymous users cannot access account settings anymore.
Bugfix: Listing all datasets could lead to an error in special cases, this has been fixed.

4.9b
02.12.2019

Analyses

Improved: You can now leave the analysis page without saving, still upon return your changes will be kept

General

New: Re-design of FASTGenomics’ user interface

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Analysis pre-computation is up and running again

4.8b
25.11.2019

General

Improved: Better stability and robustness for FASTGenomics, short outages will be much less likely

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Account deletion no longer results in an error

4.7b
15.11.2019

Analyses

New: Clustergrammer2 is now available on FASTGenomics, both interactively and as widget in read only mode

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Starting an interactive analysis will now always open the corresponding notebook
Bugfix: Widgets are now correctly rendered in read only mode
Bugfix: Analysis overview now shows the analysis creation date
Bugfix: Analysis sessions no longer run indefinitely
Improvement: Platform emails now come in the new FASTGenomics design

4.6b
06.11.2019

Analyses

New: Public Scanpy tutorial for 3k PBMC dataset visible for every registered user

4.5b
29.10.2019

Analyses

New: Overview and managing interface for your running analysis sessions
New: 
More software packages added for new analyses: Monocle (Version 2.12.0), TSCAN (commit 66d30ca), SingleCellExperiment (1.6.0)
Updated: New analyses will benefit from new packages and updated versions: R (3.6.1), Seurat (3.1.0), SingleR (commit adc4a0e), Scanpy (1.4.4.post1), anndata (0.6.22.post1), loompy (3.0.6)

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: External links to profile pages will no longer result in a redirect error
Bugfix: Specifying a format for your dataset shows the correct hint

4.4b
24.10.2019

Analyses

New: Analyses can now be deleted

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Datasets up to 2 GB in size can now be uploaded
Improved: Enhanced permissions for newly registered accounts
Migration: Users from prod.fastgenomics.org have been migrated to beta.fastgenomics.org

4.3b
16.10.2019

Analyses

New: A data format has to be given when uploading a file to FASTGenomics
Improved: Better functionality for reading datasets out of the box

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Improved: Technical monitoring

4.2b
10.10.2019

Analyses

New: Notebooks are terminated after 48 hours
New: Notebooks are terminated after a certain time if the kernel is idle

Collaboration

New: Sharing of analyses

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Account management page no longer triggers logout
Bugfix: Anonymous login working again
Bugfix: Corrected usage count of analyses
Bugfix: Links in dataset metadata can now contain more symbols

4.1b
20.09.2019

Analyses

New: Select between an empty R, empty Python, or pre-defined R workflow for new analyses
New: Option to “save and quit” an interactive analysis

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Upload of an empty file no longer results in a broken dataset
Bugfix: Outdated bearer token no longer lets the system freeze
New: Technical monitoring to prevent broken analyses

4.0b
16.09.2019

Analyses

New: Interactive data analysis using Jupyter notebooks with R and Python
New: Pre-installed Seurat and ScanPy images
New: Several datasets can be analyzed in one analysis
New: Custom and multiple batch columns can be used

General

New: Re-designed user interface and workflow
Improved: Performance improvements for all features

3.15b
19.08.2019

General

Improved: New home section with information about the platform

Technical

Preparations: Backend Re-Design for FASTGenomics 4.0b

3.14b
31.07.2019

Analyses

New: Generalized best practices preprocessing workflow after Luecken & Theis, 2019
New: Showcase analyses of the generalized best practices preprocessing workflow on seven datasets

Datasets

New: Public dataset Haber et al., 2017

3.13b
13.06.2019

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Fixed a bug that prevented sharing of more than 10 datasets via the API

3.12b
29.05.2019

General

New: Reduced UI for better user workflow
New: Simplified start of dataset analysis with default workflow

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Issues on uploading of cell metadata fixed

3.11b
10.04.2019

Technical

New: Migration to new technical infrastructure

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Migration to new email infrastructure ensures all emails are properly sent
Improved: Technical monitoring

3.10b
14.03.2019

Account Management

New: Profile management in the browser
New: API token management in the browser

Security

New: Personal access token (PAT) for programmatic authorization
New: Configurable email notifications for account usage

3.9b
08.02.2019

Datasets

New: API upload supports .gz files

Workflows

New: Exploratory workflow uses umap and Leiden algorithm

Visualizations

New: Configurable filter elements for all visualizations
New: Clustergrammer app
New: Summary shows names instead of IDs

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Downloading a multi-gigabyte dataset as zip no longer results in an error.

3.8b
23.01.2019

Apps

New: Apps section for browsing and viewing apps in the browser
API: App grouping via /api/v1/groups and /api/v1/group/{id}: an app group contains all versions of an app
GUI: Visual aids to highlight the current section you are in

Workflows

API: Listing workflows now also accepts an parameter that restricts the result to the requested workflow ids.
API: Get workflow now returns the parameters for this workflow if fullDetails=true

Analyses

API: when creating a new analysis, the parameters may be set by using “TaskName”: {params} instead of “TaskId”:{params}.

Bugfixes & Minor Improvements

Bugfix: Usage statistics are correctly counted in the App API
New: Apps from Docker Hub are now supported
Bugfix: Calculation logs larger than 10MB will be truncated to prevent errors in analyses
Bugfix: Dataset upload can no longer fail when preserving the original files
Improved: API performance improvements

New and updated analysis packages

We regularly release updates for our FASTGenomics images, containing new and updated analysis packages for R and Python. If there is anything you are missing, let us know and we will include it into the next update.

Easier anonymous access

FASTGenomics offers many functions for registered users. However, you can also view public datasets and analyses without logging in. This access will be redesigned to be more user-friendly.

Link to FASTGenomics’ entities from your publication

Use self-assigned short URLs and QR codes to link to your datasets, analyses, or projects from your manuscript or scientific poster.

Request a feature

Is there anything you are missing in FASTGenomics? Please let me know! As a product owner, I am responsible for designing the product that you need.

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Jenny

Product Owner

Analyses are too slow / not enough RAM

We are aware that analyses on FASTGenomics can be slow – even slower than on your normal notebook! While we understand this is a major drawback, it is not really a bug. FASTGenomics beta is free, which means that all users share the same limited cloud resources. You can however get in touch with us to learn about paid plans with faster cloud resources or even our on-premise option.

Issue with interactive widgets

In some cases, there will be problems saving or displaying interactive widgets. We are working on a solution together with the community.

You can help us to make sure we fix all the bugs by sending an error report: please include the title or ID of your analysis (you can copy it from the URL) and the time the error occurred. Use email or our Slack channel to get in touch!

Analysis session unexpectedly shuts down

There are cases where your analysis session shuts down in the middle of your work. We realize this is very frustrating and are working on a solution.

You can help us to make sure we fix all the issues by sending us an error report: please include the title or ID of your analysis (you can copy it from the URL) and the time the error occurred. Use email or our Slack channel to get in touch!

Report a Bug

Did you find a bug that is not listed here? Please let me know! As a product owner, I am responsible for keeping your experience bug-free.

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Jenny

Product Owner