Additional options within the analysis tree

Re-organizing the analysis tree

As you know from the earlier materials, the order in which you organize the analysis tree affects the way the data is calculated and visualized. Each branch acts as a function of the branch it is added to. For example, adding a forecast after a rate of change calculation implies that the forecast will be calculated based on the rate of change calculation above.

The following commands will help you adjust the tree structure so that you get the desired result.

Context Menu Functions

Besides Add and Insert there are a few more functions available via the context menu. These will help you make changes to the structure of the analysis tree.

  • Move up
  • Rename
  • Duplicate
  • Delete

How to:

Move up

  1. Click on the branch you want to move to open the context menu
  2. Select move up

The rebase calculation will now be applied to the data after the smoothing calculation.

Rename

  1. Right click on the branch you would like to rename, or press F2
  2. Type in the new name, and click OK

Renaming is a useful for quickly being able to identify the correct branch, when building documents with a large analysis tree.

Duplicate

  1. Right click on the branch containing the segments you would like to duplicate
  2. Select Duplicate from the context menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+2

By duplicating an entire block of calculations, you can quickly generate a new chart from the same dataset and calculations, in order to compare different aspects of the data.

For example, different periods of time, as shown in the example below.

Delete

  1. Right click on the branch you want to delete
  2. Select delete from the context menu
  3. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z if you want to undo this

To avoid accidentally deleting an entire block of calculations the command is only executed on the highlighted branch. That is, each branch must be selected and deleted separately.