I’ve been doing a lot of selecting of subsets of points, then hiding unselected cases. And in the process, I often lose track of what points I am actually looking at. I’m sure there’s no way for CODAP to in general report what subset of points I’ve eliminated (since I could have just brushed some random group of points), but I’m often choosing subsets by specifying one of several levels of a categorical variable, which COULD theoretically be tracked. Has anyone brought up this issue and/or had a clever way to track which points are hidden?
One thought/idea: would it be possible to have parent visibility toggles (or something like them) work on tables in CODAP too, in addition to graphs? (also what about maps? I thought they worked on maps but apparently not). It strikes me that this these toggles are kind of like the check boxes you can use for filtering a table in Excel (and consult later to see exactly what you are/are not seeing in the table). If there were parent visibility toggles (or something like them) for tables in CODAP, it would be pretty quick/easy to determine what has been filtered out.
In certain circumstances, one could maybe just use a graph with parent visibility toggles to keep track of the subset you are looking at. Another option could be using the StoryBuilder plugin to track/write notes documenting the filtering processing. Or one could write a description of the filtering process in a text box. Although these are not automatically generated histories.