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Changing percentages to continuous data type

kmccorkle

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Mar 27, 2017

I have a data set where individuals are given a percentage of disease severity 0-100%. I want to find means and compare groups in graph builder, but JMP treats my percentages as nominal data since they are rounded to the nearest 5%. I cannot change the data type to continuous because that option is grayed out. What should I do differently so I get accurate means of percentages for all the reps of a single treatment type? When I graph the data, percentages (y axis) are not in order and the means are not correct for each group. 

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txnelson

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Jun 22, 2012

Solution

It appears that your data are being read in as characters, not numbers.

 

You should be able to just go into Column Info and change the Data Type to Numeric, and the Modeling Type to continuous.

Jim
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txnelson

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Jun 22, 2012

Solution

It appears that your data are being read in as characters, not numbers.

 

You should be able to just go into Column Info and change the Data Type to Numeric, and the Modeling Type to continuous.

Jim
kmccorkle

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Mar 27, 2017

Thanks! I knew there was an easy fix I was overlooking.