Data Visualization Best-Practices For Correlation Overview

The correlation is a statistical calculation expressing how much two KPIs are inter-dependent. The idea of this data visualization is to provide, at glance, all the combinations of KPIs highlighting the related level of correlation

Data visualization best-practices

  • Display a table
    • The rows and columns are composed by the KPIs
    • The intersection of two KPIs corresponds to the Correlation calculation
    • Leverage colors to quickly highlight the strong correlation (close to -1 and close to 1)
    • Negative correlations (-1) are red whereas positive correlations (1) are green
  • Allow the user to dynamically select the KPI he wants to analyze (for instance moving from a Revenue analysis to a Gross Margin analysis)
  • Allow the user to select the analytical axis by which he wants to compute the correlation

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