ALTERNATIVE COMBINATIONS PLOT
The alternative combinations plot shows, for each dimension of a given row result, the variance value that would result by changing the filter on that one dimension. This is useful to visualize the impact of each item on variance.
The size of the bubbles is proportional to the average monetary amount in the two periods. Hover on the bubbles to see the alternate combinations.
Our Variable Dimension Bridge report returned the following chart.
Select "row 1" in the Data to Plot widget, "alternative combinations" in the Plot Type widget. This chart is returned. The column of bubbles on the right, above the 32k variance value, corresponds to the selected combination (in this case Color => "Black", all other dimensions =>"All").
This particular toy dataset has only two possible hair colors, "Black" and "Blonde".
The bubble in the far left of the "Color" row of the chart indicates what variance would be if we changed "Black" to "Blonde" in this combination and left all other dimensions untouched (aka to "all").
Variance would then be a negative 12k.
SAVING THE PLOT
To save the plot as a PNG file, click on the small circle to the right of the legend, and select "save as PNG".
CHOICE OF COLOR PALETTE
You can choose one of the eight available color palettes. Six are inspired by Mekko Graphics, the other two are the default Tableau and PowerBi palettes.
This elegant palette is both beautiful and functional.
This bright palette contains clusters with distinct color separations.
This fresh palette contains modern tones and stunning highlight colors.
BLUE & GREEN PALETTE
This contiguous palette creates a bi-chromatic chart in cool subdued hues.
KHAKI & DENIM PALETTE
This subdued palette great for complex charts.
This subdued palette is good for charts requiring contrast between segments.
HEATING UP PALETTE
This bright palette is great for complex charts.
POWERBI DEFAULT PALETTE
A lively, colorful palette.