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    It is recommended to get familiar with rank() function before proceeding with this tutorial.

    For this tutorial, we will leverage Data Set loaded with exam scores.
    Data set includes two columns:

    • Student ID
    • Student Score

    Percentiles

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    Percentile (or centile) is the value of a variable below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 20th percentile is the value (or score) below which 20 percent of the observations may be found.

    You desire to create table showing percentile next to score for each student.

    • Create new table with student ID drill-down and Score indicator.
    • Create new indicator - Percentile.
    • Add following formula into Indicators settings.
    • Setup percentage to Unit and associate it with appropriate Format.
    1. line: Store the number of total records (students). Since, student drill-down is used, aggregation one level up is needed.
    2. line: Obtain rank for each record.
    3. line: Recalculate rank to percentile. For example, if rank is 5 from 100 students, the percentile will be: 1-(5/100) = 95%.

    Quantiles

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    A value which divides a set of data into equal proportions. Examples are median, quartile and decile.

    You desire to create KPI label showing the median of exam scores.

    • Create new KPI label.
    • Create new indicator - Quantile.
    • Add following formula into Indicators settings.
    • Create quantile variable, to be able to dynamically change observed quantile.
    1. Use first three lines to convert provided quantile variable and find the corresponding position within the set of scores.
    2. Obtain rank for each score, aggregated to the level of student's ID.
    3. If the current rank equals the position, store score to the median variable.

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