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Dec 22, 2011 11:36 AM
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I am trying to create an overlay plot that uses a line for the left axis and a bar for the right axis. I can plot two lines in an overlay but not a line and a bar. I can plot a line and a bar in a chart (as opposed to the overlay platform), but not get them on seperate y axes- they are both on the left.

For what it's worth, I am trying to do this in JMP 8 and would like to find a scriptable solution that doesn't require JMP9.

Thanks.

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Jan 6, 2012 1:08 PM
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Solution

You can do it in Graph Builder with JMP 9, but I can't think of a way in JMP 8.

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Jan 7, 2012 5:02 AM
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Solution

Drag two variables together to Y, drag another variable to X. In contexual menu (right click on Y) pick "Move Right" and select one of the variables. Then it is possible to independently select any graph type for the left and right Y variables.

JSL example:

Open**(** "$ENGLISH_SAMPLE_DATA/Big Class.jmp" **)** << Graph Builder**(**

Variables**(** X**(** :age **)**, Y**(** :height **)**, Y**(** :weight, Position**(** **1** **)**, Side**(** "Right" **)** **)** **)**,

Elements**(**

Line**(** X, Y**(** **1** **)**, Summary Statistic**(** "Mean" **)** **)**,

Bar**(** X, Y**(** **2** **)**, Summary Statistic**(** "Mean" **)** **)**

**)**

**)**;

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Jan 6, 2012 1:08 PM
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Solution

You can do it in Graph Builder with JMP 9, but I can't think of a way in JMP 8.

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Jan 7, 2012 5:02 AM
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Drag two variables together to Y, drag another variable to X. In contexual menu (right click on Y) pick "Move Right" and select one of the variables. Then it is possible to independently select any graph type for the left and right Y variables.

JSL example:

Open**(** "$ENGLISH_SAMPLE_DATA/Big Class.jmp" **)** << Graph Builder**(**

Variables**(** X**(** :age **)**, Y**(** :height **)**, Y**(** :weight, Position**(** **1** **)**, Side**(** "Right" **)** **)** **)**,

Elements**(**

Line**(** X, Y**(** **1** **)**, Summary Statistic**(** "Mean" **)** **)**,

Bar**(** X, Y**(** **2** **)**, Summary Statistic**(** "Mean" **)** **)**

**)**

**)**;

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Jan 9, 2012 6:15 AM
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Thanks to MS for providing an example. It's intentional that the dual-scale feature is somewhat buried. It's just too likely to produce a misleading graph. See

http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/dual-scaled_axes.pdf