Multiple Measure Analysis

Arcadia Instant supports measures in the trellis, for comparing multiple measures at the same time. This feature works in bar, line, area, and grouped bar visual types.

To implement this feature, simply add all the required measurement fields to the trellising shelves of the visual.

Follow these steps to create a multi-measure representation of data in the World Life Expectancy dataset.

  1. Start a new visual based on dataset World Life Expectancy [data source samples.world_life_expectancy]; see Creating Visuals.
  2. In the visuals menu, choose the Lines visual type.
  3. Populate the shelves from the available fields (Dimensions, Measures, and so on) in the Data menu.

    • Under Dimensions, select year and place it on the X Axis shelf. Specify ascending order, and alias the field as 'Year'.
    • Under Measures, select gdp_per_capita and place it on the Y Axis shelf.
    • Under Measures, select life_expectancy and place it on the Y Axis shelf.
    • Under Measures, select population and place it on the Y Axis shelf.
    • Under Measures, select un_region and place it on the Colors shelf. Alias the field as 'UN Region'.
  4. Change the calculations and alias for each of the fields on the Y Axis using the Expression Editor:

    • Change gdp_per_capita to the following expression, and click Validate & Save.

      sum([gdp_per_capita] * [population]) / sum([population]) as 'GDP per Capita'
    • Change life_expectancy to the following expression, and click Validate & Save.

      sum([life_expectancy] * [population])/sum([population]) as 'Life Expectancy'
    • Change population to the following expression, and click Validate & Save.

      sum([population]) as 'Population'
  5. In the Settings menu, open the Axes group, and select the Independent Aggregate Scale option.
  6. [Optional] In the Settings menu, open the Axes group, and select the Gridlines Enables option.
  7. [Optional] In the Settings menu, open the Axes group, and deselect the Include Y Axis Label option.
  8. Click Refresh Visual.

    The trellised line visual appears. Notice that this approach makes it easy to see the values of all measurements along the same horizontal dimension (in this case, year).

    Multiple Measure Analysis; Trellised