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7.16. Which Tornado Graph for Quick Reports?

Applies to: @RISK 6.x/7.x

My Quick Reports have three graphs: a histogram, a cumulative S-curve, and a change in output mean (tornado plot). I'd like that third graph to be correlation or regression sensitivities rather than change in output mean. How can I do it?

The format of the tornado graph in Quick Reports is controlled in Application Settings. In @RISK, click Utilities » Application Settings » Sensitivity Defaults.  Change Preferred Calculation Method to Regression Coefficients, Regression Mapped Values, or Correlation Coefficients.  Click OK, then Yes to the confirming prompt. Any Quick Reports you generate after this will use the new format, both in the graph itself and in the table to the right.

Beginning with @RISK 7.0, as an alternative you can simply create a Custom Report.  Before a simulation, click Simulation Settings » View » Automatically Generate Reports at End of Simulation; after a simulation click the large Excel Reports icon in the ribbon. Either way, select Custom Reports in the list, then go to the Custom Reports Settings tab of that dialog. Click Sensitivity Graph, then Edit, and change the type of sensitivity.

Can I limit the number of bars that appear in the tornado charts in Quick Reports?

Yes, this setting is also in Application Settings » Sensitivity Defaults. It's called Tornado Maximum # Bars. See Tornado Graph — How to Set Defaults.

See also: All Articles about Tornado Charts

Last edited: 2015-10-02

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