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shreyyyyy
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Percentile chart : Best way?

Hi

 

There was percentile chart available in Power BI earlier:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/visual-awesomeness-unlocked-percentile-chart/

 

But this was removed for IDK reasons. Now I want to create the same chart for visualizing the distribution of certain numerical data.

What is the best way to achieve that?

 

I tried writing custom logic where I calculated percentile for each and every data point(after sorting and indexing) and then plot it against the data.  (Too much calculation and processing)

Also, when I want to filter this data and see percentile distribution of the selected sample, it gives wrong output (Since for example:  Data was for all the cities of USA and if I want to drill down and see it for a particular state, then indexing and sorting will need to be done again)

 

Please suggest the best possible way to generate a percentile chart in Power BI

Or if I can import the same from anywhere?

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Microsoft v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Hi @shreyyyyy,

 

Currently, percentile chart is not an available custom visual that can be downloaded from Office Store, but you could make the same percentile calculation via DAX, please refer to below links for details:

 

PERCENTRANK (Inclusive)

Create a dynamic BI distribution Chart in PowerPivot using DAX

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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shreyyyyy
Frequent Visitor

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Hi,

Thanks for the response.

 

I tried the DAX queries and percentile function available in Power BI, but it returns single "k" value for the percentile we want. I dont know how to create a loop and store values so that I can run it on any data set and plot the graph.

 

I have attached sample data along. I need to create percentile chart for a data set like this where in I can see the values P50, P80 etc.

where in P values(0 to 100) would be plotted on y axis and corresponding values will be plotted on x axis.

 

Please suggest further.

 

Value
11399
12265
14187
11007
10157
10436
12392
13121
10134
14030
11284
12342
12162
11255
10496
13219
14138
13764
11029
11234
10153
12961
14217
10008
10751
12654
11026
12077
14786
12847
12825
10424
12060
12761
10040
13166
13175
14116
11384
12736
14083
13856
10310
10781
10284
14618
10279
12726
10171
13017
11188
10177
12820
11059
10698
12245
13277
14280
14743
13741
10983
11616
11587
11084
12339
14988
11131
12177
12449
11492
12042
17790
16370
16661
16279
17423
15365
10583
12508
10904
16944
18890
16083
19303
18711
14147
17115
16004
15230
15812
15711
15106
15092
10264
17185
10510
12026
18389
10738
17841
16604
17676
18571
17716
16433
12965
16413
13015
19635
11732
16203
19310
18054
19894
15966
10257
11757
13995
18047
17887
18635
18370
11474
14826
17062
17145
15683
12350
12549
15994
14448
15604
15010
13702
12267
10677
10551
15899
18344
10386
17967
17918
14517
19399
18953
16036
12476
10329
14871
19462
17718
15134
17243
16763
18113
14885
11234
17191
11449
18388
17232
19385
17308
14903
15566
10537
11796
18873
15147
18328
18905
11748
14047
11133
16149
17055
16579
12091
13203
15479
Microsoft v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Hi @shreyyyyy,

 

I got below result referring to Simon-Hou's suggestion in above link. Does this meet your desired output?

5.PNG

 

If not, what is your expected result? Coud you post an image to illustrate? Also, what do you mean 'I dont know how to create a loop and store values so that I can run it on any data set and plot the graph.'?

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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shreyyyyy
Frequent Visitor

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Hey,

Thanks for the prompt response.

 

A spike can never come in a percentile chart, since for percentile calculation, the data is always sorted.

Also, it looks from first view that you have calculated the percentiles for each data point and then plotted it. Whereas, I am looking for a graph exactly similar to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwZh7jz_tgI&t=338s

 

So that I can see P50, P80 etc values for any data set.

shreyyyyy
Frequent Visitor

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

There is an old pbix file which contains Percentile Chart:

http://blog.pragmaticworks.com/power-bi-custom-visuals-percentile-chart

 

Applying the same on the sample data which I shared above:Percentile_Chart_Exp.JPGPercentile chart

 

 

This is the desired output that I am looking for.

v-sheset
Frequent Visitor

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Looking for the same visual. Not sure how to plot my data 😞

Super User I
Super User I

Re: Percentile chart : Best way?

Hi @shreyyyyy

 

Try the following

 

1. Load your data as RawData table

2. Using Edit Query sort the data from lowest to highest.

3. Add an Index column from 1

 

You RawData Table will have two columns Index and Value after the above steps.

 

4. Create a Table called Percentile with column name PIndex. This will have 100 records starting from 1 to 100.

5.  Create a calculated column in this as

     IndexNumber = ROUND( ('Percentile'[PIndex]/100)*Countrows(RawData),0)

What this does is finds the row in the RawData that corresponds to the %tile .

 

6. Create a calculated column

    ActualValue= LOOKUPVALUE(RawData[Value ],RawData[Index],Percentile[IndexNumber])

This loads the actual value for the %tile from the RawData matching the index with the number found at step 5.

 

7. Now plot a line graph with ActualValue as x-Axis and P-Index as values . And set Pindex to sum.

 

You should get a chart like this.

 

Capture.GIF

 

Pbix file link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-CruXqyozMQdUI3eWhLaVFZSHc/view?usp=sharing

 

If this works for you please accept it as a solution and also give KUDOS.

 

Cheers

 

CheenuSing

 

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