2024 Week 25 | Sigma: Can you compare these populations?


Welcome to Week Twenty-Five! This week, you’re going to compare US Census data from 2000 and 2010.  In this challenge, we’ll highlight a couple of new formatting additions to Sigma, as well as create a dynamic parameter.

 Good Luck!

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  • On a hidden Data Tab:
    • Add the US Census Data:  Sigma Sample Database / FUN / CENSUS / CENSUS
      • Note the pre-defined Metrics available.  We will use Population Change and Population Change %
      • Group this data table by State
        • Find the Population Change by State, using the pre-defined Metric.
  • On a visible page:
    • Create a Map – Region visualization to visualize the Population Change Percent by State
      • Region = State
      • Color = Population Change %
      • Label = Population Change %
      • ToolTip = Population Change
      • Show a Title with a descriptive name
      • Change the Color Palette
    • Create a Slider Input Page Control to input the [Param-Change] and select a value.
      • Allow Values 1-10
      • Make it Required
      • Show Background
    • Create a horizontal, stacked bar chart to visualize the States with the Most AND Least Population Change
      • Y-Axis = State
      • X-Axis
        • (Visible Field) Population Change
        • (Hidden Field) Create a Boolean Column that determines if the state is in the range of the most or least change, based on the [Param-Change] input.
          • Hint:  Use 2 RankDense functions combined with an OR statement.
          • Filter the visualization on this column = True
        • Formatting:
          • Sort by Population Change
          • Color:  Population Change %
            • Change the Color Palette to match the Map
          • Format the X-Axis and Data Labels in SI Units
          • Format Population Change in the ToolTip as a Whole Number (full value)
          • Add a Reference Mark:
            • Standard Deviation of Population Change
            • Add a label with value and text in the Bottom Right
          • Give the chart a Descriptive Title that includes dynamic text showing the [Param-Change] input value.
          • Show the Legend & Header
            • Shorten the Field name, to not take up so much space
    • Finishing Touches
      • Give the Dashboard a Descriptive Title
      • Arrange your elements into a cohesive dashboard


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