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Jun 7, 2016 12:57 AM
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I was wondering if there is an easy way to generate a scatterplot matrix in the graph builder. I would like to create something like this:

My problem is, that I need to pull over **each variable on the x-axis one at a time**. If I select multiple variables the GraphBuilder will generate the - for my purposes no so useful - overlayplot:

I'm using this kind of graph often when it comes to the analysis of DoEs and I have 8+ variables on the x-Axis. Then it takes so much time to pull over each variable one at a time.

Thanks for any advice!

Sebastian

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Jun 7, 2016 12:34 PM
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Hi sebastianhoffmeister,

The easiest way to do this is by using the Dialog feature of graph builder with a graph matrix

- Launch Graph Builder
- Click "Dialog"
- Cast variables into roles
- Check box for "Graph Matrix"
- Click ok

Here's a short video showing that:

I hope this helps!

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Jun 7, 2016 5:25 AM
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The 2 methods that I can think of would be to Tables==>Stack the columns you want on your X axis, and then use the "Label" column from the stack as an X Grouping variable. Or, a very simple script, which could be turned into an addin could be written that would take the X columns you specify and generate the Graph Builder code to generate the graph you want.

Jim

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Jun 7, 2016 10:16 AM
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Why not just use Analyze > Fit Y By X, and then provide all the different X's. You would get something like this:

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Jun 7, 2016 12:34 PM
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Hi sebastianhoffmeister,

The easiest way to do this is by using the Dialog feature of graph builder with a graph matrix

- Launch Graph Builder
- Click "Dialog"
- Cast variables into roles
- Check box for "Graph Matrix"
- Click ok

Here's a short video showing that:

I hope this helps!

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Jun 7, 2016 1:50 PM
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Wow....I have never seen this before......I learn something new about JMP every day.......

Jim

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Jun 8, 2016 12:04 AM
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Thanks so much! That is exactly what I was looking for.

I never had a look at that dialog button before. :-)

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Jul 7, 2016 2:48 PM
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Hi Julian,

While the Dialog Button you mentioned would be super useful for my purposes, I don't see it on my Mac version of JMP (11.1.1). Does anyone know if the Mac version includes this feature somewhere else?

Thanks,

Kelly

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Jul 7, 2016 5:00 PM
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I'm not seeing it in Windows JMP 11.1.1, either.

Is the Dialog box a new feature in version 12?

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Jul 7, 2016 9:39 PM
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Hi Kelly,

The dialog box option for Graph Builder was added in JMP 12 so I'm sorry to say in JMP 11 and earlier there isn't a direct way to do this. Stacking or a custom script would be the next best thing if you want to stay in Graph Builder. Graph > Scatterplot Matrix is also an option and will work well with all continuous Xs.

Julian