I have a session at Discovery Summit next month called "Unlocking the power of Graph Builder". I've posted a few slides already, but it will mostly be a live demo. After reviewing the architecture and how the components work together, I'll show how to build a few different graph types, some of which may not be so apparent.
My open-ended question is, are there requests for particular kinds of graphs to show? Or particular kinds of data to show? It could be something that you thought took you too long to figure out or that you still haven't figured out.
Don't make me use Big Class!
From your slides it looks like you will cover the "drop" zones which is great. Please be sure to include where the "order by" zone is and how the "nesting" of factors work (if you drop to the right vs. to the left of a grouping variable). Demonstrating how to use the various error bars would be helpful (e.g., how to use error bars and still see all of the data points) and the labeling of bar charts (in particular, %'s).
Thanks, Karen. The "order by" drop zone is at the top of the list of (unfortunately) hidden features. I'll be sure to cover many bar chart options and styles, too.
Would it be possible to have your presentation posted on the JMP site as an on-demand video? I really like the on-demand videos and I have noticed that the ones already posted are getting pretty old! Need new ones!
It would be great if Graph Builder could be extended to create a heat map graph, like the one shown below. I've programmed it in JSL, but there are elements of it that are a bit slow. The Heat map shows individual rectangles which are time slices for separate categories. The Y variable is shown as a color, the x axis is time. The nice thing about this graph is that it allows you to visualize many groups at once, over time.
In the example below, each rectangle represents a categorical variable, in this case PT Name. PT stands for Preferred Term, which in the pharma world means a drug side effect. The color shows a particular value for each PT name over time.
By the way, I got the idea for this chart from my first JMP Discovery conference in 2010. Someone wanted to visualize the performance of 100 stocks over time, all on the same chart, and this is what they came up with!
Thanks, Peter. I vaguely remember that. Here's my GB attempt using Group Wrap after stacking and standardizing the columns.
I suppose I could get rid of the group level labels completely by recoding them as whitespace characters.
Wow that's fantastic! I didn't think GB could do that. Can you share the code or steps involved? I would probably keep the group level labels.