News | ADDIS 2 release 15

ADDIS 2 release 15

11 Mar 2019 — Daan Reid

We are proud to announce ADDIS 2 release 15. This release contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Added support for a structured Excel format for both export and import of studies and datasets. Its specification can be found here
  • Added support for data entry and analysis of several types of contrast data (e.g. hazard ratio, odds ratio).
  • Improvements to the benefit-risk analysis component, both the stand-alone MCDA component and the submodule of ADDIS:
    • Added 'Settings' screen, letting users control the workspace and effects tables.
    • Added support for multiple data sources for a single criterion.
    • Added 'Matching' preference elicitation method.
    • Users can now download the problem of a workspace as a JSON file on the overview tab.

The full list of changes can be found at the bottom of this post.

  • ADDIS

    • Features
    • Created an Excel file format that allows import and export of studies and datasets to ADDIS.
    • Added support for study contrast data (data entry, network meta-analysis, benefit-risk analysis).
    • User interface improvements
      • Added loading indicators when the system is busy.
      • Front page: users list no longer goes off screen.
      • Study entry: increased input validation for measurements.
      • Study entry: warn users when there are duplicate concept mappings.
    • Bugfixes
    • Restored missing error messages for network meta-analysis creation.
    • Enable editing dataset names.
    • D80-table fixes for unknown values and missing primary measurement
    • Fixed autocomplete for drugs and units in drug treatment creation.
    • Fixed breadcrumbs
    • Project report: links now check whether benefit-risk analyses are finalized.
    • Drug treatments now require at least one drug.
  • MCDA

    • Features
    • Added 'Settings' screen, letting users control the workspace and effects table.
    • Settings added:
      • Effects table display modes:
      • 'Effects' - shows input as entered for effects, and the median/mode for distributions.
      • 'Source data' - Shows input as entered for effects, and the parameters for distributions.
      • 'Deterministic MCDA' - shows only effect point estimates, no confidence interval.
      • 'SMAA' - shows effects as calculated by SMAA, i.e. by sampling from their distributions.
      • Toggle between mode and median for the effects table SMAA display mode.
      • Toggle between between percentage and decimal display of dichotomous and cumulative probability effects.
    • Effects table improvements:
      • Allow hiding of non-alternative columns.
      • Added 'Strength of evidence' and 'Uncertainty' columns.
    • Preferences improvements:
      • Added a 'willingness to trade off' chart, letting the user explore the weight space via acceptability curves.
      • Changed Swing Weighting elicitation, now supporting direct weight setting, both precise and imprecise.
      • Added Matching preference elicitation method.
    • Added support for multiple data sources for a single criterion.
    • Added the ability to edit new copies of existing workspaces.
    • Let users change labels in several figures to help with overcrowded plots.
    • Support SSL certificate-based user authentication.
    • Users can now download the problem of a workspace as a JSON file on the overview tab.
    • Criteria and alternatives can now be reordered on the overview tab.
    • Uploaded JSON files are now checked for validity, showing a warning for invalid files.
    • Manual input improvements:
      • More input validation and error feedback.
      • Added support for NE (not estimable) values.
      • Added support for empty cells.
    • Minor changes
    • Display unit of measurement during partial value function creation.
    • Changed the way criteria are displayed on the overview tab.
    • Manual input:
      • Favourability is now optional.
      • Values calculated from inputs are now being rounded.
      • Units, references, and description are now shown during data entry.
      • Allow reordering criteria and alternatives.
    • Toggling effects table columns is now workspace-wide.
    • Effects table descriptions are now always fully shown.
    • Moved weights table to deterministic analysis tab.
    • Ranking preference elicitation can now be cancelled.
    • Ask for scenario name on creation instead randomly generating one.
    • SMAA tab is now disabled if there is no uncertainty.
    • Allow changing of criterions' favourability.
    • Show favourability in every effects table.
    • Bugfixes
    • Manual input:
      • Only make references clickable if they are URLs.
      • While adding a criterion, the button now says 'add' instead of 'edit'.
      • Clicking the normal distribution checkbox no longer closes the dropdown.
      • Refreshing the page no longer causes the table in step 2 to disappear.
      • It is no longer possible to enter 0% for a dichotomous effect.
      • Fix bug preventing criteria from being deleted
      • Input popup in step 2 no longer becomes very small if there are many alternatives.
    • Fixed math formula display in the manual.
    • Subproblem creation:
      • Fix several scale range errors.
      • Baseline alternatives can no longer be deselected after renaming them.
      • Theoretical scale ranges are now considered during creation.
    • Fix missing criterion name during partial value function creation.
    • Improve support for special characters in names.
    • Fix central weights table in case there's no hits.
    • The default problem now has configured ranges.
  • All

    • Features
    • Give each page a title, making browser history informative
    • Improve build process and stability using yarn and webpack.
    • Concatenate and minify javascript and html, decreasing page loading time.
    • Minor changes
    • Added more contextual help icons, select better locations in the manual for help links.
    • Unify look of the manual across our web applications.
    • Bugfixes
    • IE11 fixes:
      • sliders, modals and R results.
    • Various other bugfixes.