Hello, I have a question on the calculation of the...
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Hello, I have a question on the calculation of the Relative Uplift, shown as a violin plot. If I understand correctly, the Violin plot represent the distribition of relative uplift, is that correct ? What we are trying to understand is what this distrubution represent exactly ? For example, is it based on the relative uplift observed for each day of the test, or for different users subsets/segments,... ? The graphs are very clear but as dummy in statistics I currently not being able to explain clearly what this distribution represent. I already had a look at the ressources below but couldn't find (or understand) the answer: • Growthbook Statistics: https://docs.growthbook.io/statistics • Bayesian Statistics Engine Also interested to be pointed to an other thread if this have already been asked. Thanks a lot
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It's the probability distribution. Kind of like a confidence interval. The thicker parts of the graph are more likely to be the true uplift. In your example, there's a tiny chance that the uplift is actually negative (the red area), but it's most likely closer to a 10-20% uplift
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Thanks Jérémy, I'll stick to that forulation to respond to stakeholders and try to find a good stats book to better understand the underlying calculation ^^