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May 15th, 2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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Simple Question about Graphs: How to graph Items passed due

Hello,

I'm not a math major. I'm a software developer and I'm working on some visualizations. I want to graph the number of days pass due. I'm looking for numerous ideas.

So here is the scenario:
We have several departments. Each department has to complete annual and quarterly exams.

There are a number of statuses.
The person could have viewed the link or not viewed the link. (Viewed/Not Viewed)
The person could have started the exam and not completed. (It is not timed and can be revisited)


The status is not super important. I just thought I'd add that info in case someone could provide some ideas on how to graph that as well.

Here is my idea:
- Use a scatter chart.
- X-axis can have days pass due (30, 60, 90)
- Y-axis could have (percentage of employees not complete or number of people not complete.)

I"ve never seen this done so I'm not sure if this is a good idea.
But it will allow the person to see at a high level which departments are where and how many people are in violation.

Thanks!
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May 21st, 2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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Looks like a simple thing to do- I assume you have info on each person as to whether he or she has taken the exam and, if not how many days that person is "past due".

So calculate, for each number of days on the x axis, how many people are "past due" that number of days, go up parallel to the y axis that number and mark the point.

If you want "percentage", divide by the total number of people involved. Assuming that number is constant, the two graphs will look just the same, only having different numbers on the y axis.

(Not particularly relevant, but it irks me: The phrase you want is NOT "passed due" nor "pass due", it is "past due".)
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