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Dec 3, 2018 2:26 PM
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I have a series of measurements where in order I have position A, B, C, then again A, B, C and so on.

Of interest is whether there is any tendency for values to be biggest/smallest at either A or C position. This is not the case - the fluctuations are just random.

Now I'm thinking of how to present the outcome in a suitable graph.

I would like to use a line break between each set when plotting the graph, meaning:

- Add line between points 1 and 2, and 2 and 3

- No line between points 3 and 4

- Add line between points 4 and 5, and 5 and 6

- No line between points 6 and 7

AND SO ON to the end of the data set

What I have done is attached, but it is rather cumbersome and is also just a subset of the total data. I have to drag each x-axis separately and then format each separately as well.

Is there a quicker way to this than I've described above and shown in attached? My method works but it doesn't seem very optimal with so many manual steps involved.

Hence, key question: If I plot the data in sequence order, what is the best way to get a graph where some of the points are connected with a line, and some of the points not connected? Adding lines in a selective manner makes the graph easier to read and more informative. Connecting all the points makes the graph much less useful.

Thanks, Scott.

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Use Sample ID in the Group X role. (see attached)

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Use Sample ID in the Group X role. (see attached)

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Thanks, Phil.

This morning I also used Overlay to create the desired effect in terms of the "picture". The advantage is that there is just "one" x-axis to work with which makes things a bit easier.

Graph builder is a great tool!

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No problem. Yes, my general advice with Graph Builder is to learn by playing. Try putting variables in different roles and see what happens. You can't break anything.

"Graph builder is a great tool!" - Isn't it just!

"Graph builder is a great tool!" - Isn't it just!