XLSTAT-Pivot Table

What is a Pivot table?

A pivot table (or contingency table, or two-way table) is a synthetic representation of occurrences observed on an N-size population for crosses of all the different categories of two variables. 

A dynamic pivot table allows to take more than two variables into account and to organize the table structure into a hierarchy. The table is said to be dynamic in the sense that software functionalities allow to navigate among the hierarchy and to create a focused view on particular classes of particular variables.

Dynamic pivot table in XLSTAT software

XLSTAT allows you to create dynamic pivot tables whose structure is optimized with respect to a target variable. The target variable can be a qualitative variable (with a target category), or a quantitative variable. Numeric continuous or discrete explanatory variables are automatically sliced into classes that contribute to optimize the quality of the table.

By inputing a table that contains a set of observations described by categorical and numerical variables - including the target variable which corresponds to the phenomenon of interest (revenue, response or not to a direct mailing, among others) - into XLSTAT you will be able to:

  • Create a dynamic pivot table with a hierarchy among the variables depending on their contributions to the target variable, 
  • Identify the variables holding the most influence over the target variable,
  • Identify the combination of variables modt influencing the target variable,
  • Build optimal classes for the numerical variables, making it possible to use them in the dynamic pivot table.


This analysis is available in the XLStat-Basic addin for Microsoft Excel

About KCS

Kovach Computing Services (KCS) was founded in 1993 by Dr. Warren Kovach. The company specializes in the development and marketing of inexpensive and easy-to-use statistical software for scientists, as well as in data analysis consulting.

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