A cascade plot shows the make up of a
result in a one phase shift. This is presented as a histogram that
shows the starting and final situations with ascending or
descending steps in between. The cascade plot is
used to understand how an initial value is influenced by a series
of interim positive or negative values. In this, the starting and
final values are represented by full
columns while the values in between are shown as floating columns.
The columns are colour coded to distinguish between positive and
negative values. A cascade
plot can be used for analytical purposes and in particular for
understanding or explaining the gradual transition of the
quantitative value of an entity that is subject to increase or
It can, for example, be used to visualise the profit/loss
account that is produced by the total incomes from different
sources in a later decrement of all costs.
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From QuintusVisuals 1.1 Cascade Delta functionality is available
as shown in the video below.