2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2016 7:15 AM by Ashwini Poola

What is meant by percentile calculation?

Hi all,

I am trying to learn about percentile calculation but not able to understand about it. I searched online but only ended up finding ways how it can be implemented in tableau. But before implementing, I want to know what it actually means. Can someone help me please

Thanks,

Ashwini

• 1. Re: What is meant by percentile calculation?

In the example below, the 80 percentile means that anything occurring above this line is in the top 80%.  There are 10 months out of 48 that occur above this line so it makes sense this is the 80% threshold.

s line so it makes sense this is the 80% threshold.

• 2. Re: What is meant by percentile calculation?

Hi John,

Could you let me know if it is not same as trend lines/reference lines. After seeing your explanation, I am getting the same meaning with them. Could you please let me know the difference between reference lines and percentile

Thanks,

Ashwini