I am neither a statistician nor an artist. But this heart I created in JMP with made-up data is cute, if I may say so myself. The scatterplot shows the number of kisses by the number of hugs.
It’s definitely not perfect, but it’s fairly symmetrical. I sent it out as a geeky-cool Valentine to family and friends.
As I was adjusting the coordinates of the heart (for example, 6.5 hugs and 16.25 kisses), I had to ask myself: Is there such thing as half a hug or a quarter of a kiss? I decided the answer is yes because you could hug someone with just one arm and the Hollywood air kiss is barely a smooch.
Of course, this is not what JMP is for. But I must say it is fun to play with the software, even for a newbie like me. I’ve just started learning JMP, and it was easy to explore after I took the one-hour live (and free) Webcast, Getting a JMP Start.
You can download my data table with scatterplot script and two bubble plot scripts – which “draw” the heart in two ways by adding time into the mix – and see if you can improve upon my heart. Or why not contribute your own fun uses of JMP to our File Exchange?