Cytoscape Updated to version 3.2.1

We are pleased to announce that Cytoscape 3 in GenomeSpace has been updated to version 3.2.1. If you are already using an older version of Cytoscape 3, including the prior v3.1.1, manually upgrade to v3.2.1 using the installer at Upgrade is highly recommended. Once installed, the Cytoscape 3 tool icon will launch v3.2.1 from GenomeSpace. See full details in the Cytoscape v3.2.1 Release Notes.

Performance improvements in v3.2

  • Quicker startup.
  • Faster network loading, merging, and rendering.
  • For developers, improved API for Tunables and Commands.

New features in v3.2

  • A built-in chart editor that now supports gradients. The chart editor renders node table data into high quality vector graphics that include the standard bar, box, line, pie, heatmap, and ring charts. 
  • Interactive web visualization publishable as web applications.

System requirements for v3.2.1

  • All systems including Mac OS X 10.7 and Linux: install the latest version of Oracle Java. Cytoscape recommends Java 8 for v3.2 and v3.2.1 on all platforms, although Java 7 is still supported. Java 6 is no longer supported.
  • Windows XP and newer: 64 bit is recommended although 32 bit is still supported. Override default Oracle Java 32 bit installation for the 64 bit version by following instructions given in the v3.2.1 Release Notes.