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Metric distribution

The Metric distribution strategy employs a Boxplot to show graphically percentiles of a metric.


It aims to answer the following sensemaking task:

  • What is the distribution of a metric?

Presentation metaphor


Context meta-model

The context meta-model of Metric distribution contains a single class, Target, with a numeric attribute value.

Metric distribution context meta-model.

Visualisation variants

  • Boxplot. It displays five summary statistics: the minimum (min), the first quartile (Q1), the median, the third quartile (Q3), and the maximum (max). The visualization additionally reports the mean of the data.

Visualisation variants of Metric distribution.


  • title : string [1..1]. Title of the visualisation.