Publication date: 08/13/2020

Explore Patterns Report

The initial Explore Patterns report contains a Control Panel, Univariate Summary report, and Univariate Patterns report. Many of the tables in these reports contain rows that can be selected. If a row is selected and you right-click the first column, a menu appears that enables you to select or colorize the related rows and columns in the data table.

Control Panel

The control panel contains options that enable you to select which reports appear in the report window. These are the same options that are in the Explore Patterns red triangle menu. See Explore Patterns Utility Options. There is also a section of the control panel to specify report settings. These are the same settings that are found in the launch window. See Launch the Explore Patterns Utility. If you change the settings in the control panel, the reports are automatically updated.

Univariate Summary

The Univariate Summary report combines results from several patterns reports across columns. By default, there are summary tables for Longest Runs and Longest Duplicate Sequences. Longest Runs and Longest Duplicate Sequences with rarity 2 are shown in the tables. If Fraction Length is selected from the control panel or red triangle menu, a Fraction Length summary table is also shown. For more information about the Univariate Summary report contents, see Explore Patterns Utility Options.

Univariate Patterns

The Univariate Patterns report contains a Select Columns list and one or more column-specific patterns reports. The column-specific reports that are displayed are determined by the Select Columns list. To examine each column’s report, select the first column and then successively use the down arrow key to advance to the next column. Alternatively, you can click a column name in this list to display the patterns report for the selected column. If you select more than one column name by using either Ctrl or Shift, a patterns report for each of the selected columns is displayed. If you deselect one or more columns from the Select Columns list, the reports for the corresponding columns are removed.

Each individual patterns report displays a summary table that contains the number of rows, number of missing observations, and number of unique values for the given column. By default, there are also tables for Most Duplicated Values, Longest Runs, and Longest Duplicate Sequences. If the Formatted Widths, Fraction Lengths, or Leading and Trailing Digits options are selected from either the control panel or the Explore Patterns red triangle menu, a corresponding table is added to each individual patterns report.

There are red triangle options for the column-specific patterns report. See “Univariate Patterns Report Options” on page 400.

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