The primary graph in the platform is a Tukey mean-difference (Cleveland 1994, p. 130), which plots the difference of the two responses on the y-axis against the mean of the two responses on the x-axis. This graph is the same as a scatterplot of the two original variables, but turned 45 degrees. A 45 degree rotation and rescaling turns the original coordinates into a difference and a mean.

Examples of Positive Correlation Before and After Rotation shows how the positive correlation of the two responses becomes the small variance on the difference (the y-axis). If the correlation is negative, the ellipse is oriented in the other direction and the variance of the rotated graph is large on the y-axis.