Hi CODAP friends,

I see I’m reopening a year-old topic, but we just had a similar experience yesterday. One student wanted to “sort the x axis by the y axis” – something like a Pareto histogram, where (in this case, many) categorical variables on the x-axis are organized so that the quantitative variable on the y-axis descends from left to right. It wasn’t obvious to me how they could do this easily, other than manually dragging the categorical variables around.

I just wanted to add another data point to this being a feature that could be useful. We also tried the table sorting method described above (another student sitting next to this one proposed it). The student was working with CODAP for the first time when they suggested wanting to make this particular move, and I was a bit hesitant to pull up the attribute formula interface and clunk my way through it, but I will show that to the student next time I see them.