Subtotals and calculated differences can now be shown on graphs, which allows you to see at a glance how your groups differ by using summary values and differences in your graphs - on screen, in dashboards, and in PPTX export.
The following describes how to work with this feature in graphs.
Take as an example the following Region variable. An editor has created three subtotals for the different regions for a marketing strategy analysis. You can see them in bold at the top of this Variable Summaries card:
By default, you will see both the subtotals and the categories displayed in a graph, like this:
But by triggering the additional Display Settings panel (via the three-dots icon), you can choose whether to show just Categories, just Subtotals, or both:
This would allow you to have a simpler graph of just the region subtotals, like this:
Line graphs will allow you to choose from the categories and the subtotals via the existing "Edit" popup menu.
Graphing calculated differences
Displaying calculated differences on graphs works slightly differently from subtotals. Take as an example this categorical variable that has had a calculated difference added:
The "Net Meets expectations" value is the result of "... exceeds my expectations" minus "... falls well short of my expectations". It can therefore be a useful single-value summary of how this brand is being perceived.
By default, only the variable's categories (and/or subtotals where applicable) will be displayed in a graph, like this:
But by clicking on the 'delta' icon in the display controller...
... you can switch to viewing the calculated difference(s) instead.
This can be a particularly useful feature when you then want to show this summary over time, like this: