FigTree Changelog

New in version 1.4.2

July 11th, 2014
  • New features:
  • New -url command line option allows reading of trees from URLs in pipelines.
  • Bugs fixed:
  • Issue 76: Scale axis should only show as many decimal places as necessary.
  • Issue 75: Export PNG & JPEG produce blank images.
  • Issue 64: Putting node bars on translates the tree to the right.

New in version 1.4.1 (June 25th, 2014)

  • New features:
  • Copy selected subtrees to clipboard as NEXUS format.
  • New graphics export options (PDF, SVG, PNG & JPEG).
  • Control panel now scrolls and can be resized.
  • Bugs fixed:
  • Issue 23: Find bar opens slowly with big trees.
  • Issue 28: Filtering should work on currently display labels.
  • Issue 53: Option Tip Labels: "Colour By" does not render Names in colour.
  • Issue 57: Midpoint rooting not working correctly.
  • Issue 59: Clear Highlighting/Cartoon etc doesn't seem to work on individual branches.
  • Issue 62: When all clades are 'collapsed', the top triangle is clipped.
  • Issue 64: Putting node bars on translates the tree to the right.
  • Issue 69: Import annotation causes crash.

New in version 1.4 (June 25th, 2014)

  • New features:
  • Added a 'Node Shape' option which can draw circles, squares or diamonds on each node. These can be coloured and sized by attributes.
  • Added a 'Legend' option which can produce a colour legend for any attribute/colour scheme being used.
  • New colour scheme for discrete attributes based on a HSB colour wheel. This replaces the old fixed sequence of colours and is more customizable. Attribute values can be re-ordered.
  • New colour scheme for continuous attributes also based on HSB. The old interpolating colour scheme is still available.
  • Colour schemes are now selectable for particular attributes and these are saved and loaded in FigTree files.
  • Numerous tweaks to the controls to make things more convenient. These include the reintroduction of font size spinners (in addition to font selection dialogs) and scrolling of the entire control panel when larger than the window.
  • New zooming/expansion. The maximum extent of zooming is now proportional to the number of tips in the tree. I.e., the bigger the tree the more you can zoom in. Also added a non-linearity to zooming (starts slower).
  • Bugs fixed:
  • Issue 52: Significant figure spinners don't currently have an effect.
  • Issue 51: Preference fonts initially set to first font in list.
  • Issue 50: Problem with MidPoint rooting a tree.
  • Issue 48: Taxon labels not displaying traits of nodes.
  • Issue 45: Nexus importer doesn't ignore unrecognised commands.
  • Issue 42: Collapsed clades are clipped at the top of the page.
  • Issue 39: Rerooting doesn't always work.

New in version 1.3.1 (October 15th, 2010)

  • New Features:
  • Added a 'Background' colouring option to the 'Appearance' panel so the colour under each clade can be controlled by an attribute.
  • Added a 'Color by' option to tip, node and branch labels so the colour of the labels can be controlled by an attribute.
  • Restored a Export to PDF option in the File menu. This uses a different library for creating PDFs from the Graphics export and doesn't require any settings (it should produce a PDF that matches the screen image).
  • Implemented a 'QuickLook' plugin for Mac OS X.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue with 'branch' attributes not being loaded from a NEXUS file.
  • The tree panel now has focus when the window opens which allows direct copy/pasting of tree files.
  • New attributes are available in the Find panel.

New in version 1.2.2 (July 7th, 2009)

  • Bug Fixes:
  • Exported NEWICK trees now have a terminal semi-colon.
  • Text boxes in control panels are now editable again.
  • Polar trees with 'Align Tip Labels' could cause the tree to go off the page.