# Variable Importance (Nearest Neighbor Analysis)

Typically, you will want to focus your modeling efforts on the variables that matter most and consider dropping or ignoring those that matter least. The variable importance chart helps you do this by indicating the relative importance of each variable in estimating the model. Since the values are relative, the sum of the values for all variables on the display is 1.0. Variable importance does not relate to model accuracy. It just relates to the importance of each variable in making a prediction, not whether or not the prediction is accurate.