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Narrative Thresholds, Formatting, and Predictive Analytics

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Learn how to set thresholds that limit the information included in your narratives, run predictive analytics, and apply custom visual formatting to your narrative content.

Setting Narrative Format Options

Within your narrative settings, click on 'Display' to set the color and font style for when changes are considered good or bad.

Setting Thresholds and Formatting for Segment Analytics

The two analytic types that support custom thresholds and formatting are 'Segments' and 'Trend line'. If you click "Analytics" and click to expand "Segments", you will find these options.

Adjusting this slider allows you to specify percent changes that are interesting to you. Analytics with resulting changes below your threshold will not be talked about in the narrative. For example, if only changes of 60% or greater are interesting to you, the narrative will not include content about a trough in a time series that featured a 30% decline. 

Once you've decided on that threshold, you can choose to format content related to interesting changes by choosing "Yes" to the question "Do you want to apply formatting to this content in the narrative?"

This will bring up another slider where you can set an additional threshold for content that should have formatting applied.

The minimum for this slider will be the value you set above and a new story will generate automatically with formatting enabled once you choose this option.

Setting Thresholds and Formatting for Trend Line Analytics

The two analytic types that support custom thresholds and formatting are 'Segments' and 'Thresholds'. If you click "Analytics" and click to expand "Trend line", you will find these options.

Here, you can set the minimum confidence level that the narrative should include content related to an overall trend line and prediction. For example, if an overall trend line can be drawn at 90% confidence, but you have set the threshold at 95%, content about the overall trend or predictions will not generate.

Setting Predictive Analytics

You can also set how many periods into the future the narrative should predict. Please note: At least 30 points of data are required for future trend line reporting.

Once you've decided on that threshold, you can choose to format content related to interesting changes by choosing "Yes" to the question "Do you want to apply formatting to this content in the narrative?"

After you've made these choices, a new narrative will be generated.

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