Variable comments & descriptions

Comments on variables and cells

Comment on a variable/cell by hitting shift+c or right-click -> add comment. See our full page on Comments & Collaboration here.


Descriptions are meant to be more permanent explanations of a variable/formula. You can think of them as an ongoing guide for anyone looking at the model. Add a description by right-clicking and hitting Add Description. Edit by double-clicking.

If you create a description for a variable in the Inputs section, it will also show in the Dashboard.

In-line formula commentary

  • You can also add comments within your formulas with a double slash // Everything between the double slash and the end of the line will be ignored by Causal when calculating. This is useful when you want to remind yourself (or others) what the formula is doing.