Statistical Graphics

Why would you do a resource tepee?

The Tepee (US patent 7,495,673 B1) provides a one page graphic to summarize structured tabular data, which can use an intuitive representation instead of the usual large spreadsheets. Many applications are possible as any table in rows and columns with any quantitative content and some natural or induced ordering can be displayed using a Tepee. Click on Ebola Epidemic in Western Africa for a Tepee depicting the flare and containment of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Click on Laboratory Grade Shift Tepee for a tepee depicting shifts in safety labs from baseline. Click on Outsourcing Cost Tepee for a tepee depicting the distribution of outsourcing costs across projects.  Click on Cancer Therapies Over Time for tepees depicting regimes prescribed over time for multiple myeloma. In the organizational structure context, the resource tepee can help organizations make fair and ethical choices about resource distribution as it is tool which allows us to look at all levels and functions in an organization when making attrition, growth or reorganization decisions.

How can I license the product?

Details on licensing the product are at the Order a graphic or license the technology page. The license is available for free for those at academic and research institutions. 

What would be required to generate such a graphic?

This would either require the structured tabular matrix (called the resource utilization matrix in the context of organizational structure tepees) in a .csv or .xls file.  An example of a .csv data is in the following link. This data example generates the graphic in the following page. Other data which you pattern your .csv file against are in the Tepee Examples pages. With data provided in the appropriate format we can provide the graphic for $25.

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