Custom charts allow you to examine and statistically analyse multiple results within and between runs, compare results to external data sources and automatically update with the latest results each time a model is run. Whenever you want to compare two or more results, you need to create a custom chart.
A custom chart comparing Results A and B can be created using one of two methods:
Additional results can be added to a custom chart by repeating the second step of either of these methods. There is no limit to the number of results that can be added to a custom chart, but only time series data can be added to custom charts. Note that if a custom chart is active when you Ctrl-click on a result, the result will be added to that custom chart. Otherwise, a new custom chart will be created. Ctrl-clicking on a result that is already in a custom chart will delete it.
Note: if you add a result from the Latest Run result set to a custom chart, the custom chart will update that result whenever you next run a scenario, including in a subsequent Source session.
The view tabs in a custom chart differ from those of a single result as summarised below.
Custom charts are automatically saved when you save your project. This will save which results are in your custom chart along with the transforms you have applied, the chart type, and any other options you have configured (eg. short header in Tables). However, results themselves are not saved unless you choose to save the run(s) that generated the results. When you next open your project, the custom chart will be empty until a result is generated that exactly matches the name of a result used in the custom chart, ie. the scenario name and run number have to match, so you need to run the scenarios in the same order. If results from Latest Run are used to generate a custom chart, it will be populated as soon as you run any scenario. Therefore, if you want to return to an analysis in a custom chart after closing a project, it is best to use either results from Latest Run or to save the run in the project.
|Note: Results Manager settings (including custom charts) are saved with the Source project.|