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Saving Your Analyses in Many Ways Using JMP

One of the key parts of any analysis is to be able to communicate your findings in an organized manner. JMP has a variety of ways to save your analyses and share them with your colleagues. I've recently stepped through a number of ways to work with your analyses in a Webcast.

True to JMP’s philosophy, every analysis has two parts: the visualizations and the statistics. Depending on the method you choose, you may have more or less freedom to edit either part or both parts of the analysis.

In the table below, I’ve summarized the different options within JMP and the benefits of each one. One thing to keep in mind is that the longer you keep an analysis within JMP, the longer you’ll have JMP functionalities -- for example, live data linking, the opening and closing of Outline items (blue triangles), and plotting points as different colors or marker types.

Once you’ve taken an image or text out of JMP, you are limited to the capabilities of whatever program you bring it into to make any changes or edits. I’ve labeled a few of the options as JMP Systems Engineer favorites. We are often interfacing with new and experienced users and have a few methodologies that seem to be most useful to all users.

Saving Analyses



File Extension/ Path to Saving


  • No additional files

  • Easy to organize
  • JMP editing capabilities
  • Need access to data table

    Hot Spot -> Script -> Save script to data table (.jmp)*

    • Retains data interactivity

  • No need to change data table
  • JMP editing capabilities
    • New file to keep track of

  • Location of files is hard coded(default)†
  • .jrp

    • String multiple historic reports into a journal/layout

  • Retain some JMP functionality
  • No live data link

    • Edit-> Journal

  • Edit-> Layout
    • Choice of image file type

  • Editable text
  • No live data link

    .html, .rtf

    Editable text

    • No live data link

  • No visualizations
  • .txt


    Not easily editable

    .jpg, .gif

    • Editable text

  • Vector images
  • Can update images
  • 3rd party program limitations when editing

    Paste special -> enhanced metafile*‡


    • Part of your Word document or Powerpoint presentation

  • Not easily editable
  • Paste special -> bitmap*‡


    • Multiple ordered analyses

  • Embedded links to any file types
  • Location of files is hard coded(default)†


    • Multiple ordered analyses

  • Snapshot
  • No links

    .jpg, .gif


    • Multiple journals

  • Any file types
  • Totally archivable JMP and 3rd party files
  • Provides organizing structure that retains data interactivity
    • Windows only

  • Mac accessible
  • .jmpprj*

    † The location of the file can be edited and made relative. For a .jrp, right click on the file, choose Open With -> Notepad (or any text editor). In a journal, right click on the file link and choose Set Script. Erase the path to the filename and leave just the file name. For example if you have the file “C:DataBig Class.jmp”, leave only “Big Class.jmp”. Now, the .jrp or journal will look for the Big Class.jmp file in the directory that the .jrp or journal is located in.

    ‡ First, use Selection tool , right click and choose Copy, switch to a program such as MS Word or Powerpoint. From here you can choose Paste Special.

    * JMP Systems Engineer Favorite!

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