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June 2022 - What's new on Observable?
Check out this round up of some exciting things that happened at Observable in the month of June and be sure to subscribe for future updates.
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Create More Expressive & Articulate Data Visualizations
We are delighted to introduce Observable Plot 0.5, which now supports more chart types, including hexbins, beeswarms, and more. These new features allow you to be more expressive and articulate in your data work.
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Quickly Explore & Analyze Your Data For Faster Insights
We're excited to announce the launch of the Observable Data Table Cell. Data Table Cell is a visual data analysis tool that allows you to quickly explore and analyze your data directly in the UI.
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Duplicate avatars retrospective
We recently improved our sign-up process, giving users a chance to set up their public profile while creating their account. Unfortunately, there was a bug in the way we handled avatars & this resulted in a number of users having duplicated avatars. Our team looks back at the process.
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Meet the Newest Members of the Observable Team
We are delighted to welcome three new people to the Observable team! Virginia Poltrack and Anna Wiederkehr join us as Designers. Maria Ciampa joins as a Content Marketer. Read on as they tell the story — in their own words — of how they got here, why they're excited to work in dataviz, and more.
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Observable for Excel Users: Introduction
Observable may look nothing like Microsoft Excel, but it actually has a lot in common with it - if you change a value, all the calculations that depend on it automatically update. Observable does that and so much more! Let's try it out...
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Watch The NBA Finals Players Data Jam On Observable
The Observable team is combining efforts to analyze #NBAFinals games & showcase unique ways to use Observable. This notebook series is for NBA fans, the #NBATwitter community + data practitioners to enjoy & experiment with.
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May 2022 - What's new on Observable?
This is a recap of our monthly newsletter - check out some of the exciting things that happened in the month of May and subscribe for future updates.
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Meet the Newest Members of the Observable Team!
Michael Cooper joins us as an Engineer on the User Activation team. On the Product Education Team, Paul Buffa and Robert Kosara join as Data Visualization Developers.
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Upcoming Data Analyst Events with Observable
Join the Observable community as we discuss what's in the development toolkits of Data Analysts. We'll share resources on how Data Analysts can accelerate their workflows, connect to their databases, create templates, query live data, and more!