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mia_stephens

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May 28, 2014

Tools to Help Teach JMP

In a recent live Webcast for faculty and students, I showed teaching modules developed by Amy Froelich (Iowa State University) and Bill Duckworth (Creighton University) that were programmed by Wayne Levin and Brian McFarlane (Predictum Inc.).


Here I show how to invoke these modules (which are encrypted JMP scripts) or other teaching scripts from a JMP menu you can create. Here is how your new menu might look:




Before you start:


  • If you don’t know how to add menus, please see these instructions.
  • The code for the modules or other teaching scripts need to reside on the computer from which you are running JMP.
  • To download the concept modules, you need a SAS profile. Log in only once per session to download all the modules, demos and files you want.
  • After you create and save the menu, you must close and reopen JMP for the scripts to work.


  • 1. Download the scripts from http://www.jmp.com/academic/learning_modules.shtml to your hard drive.


    2. Create a main Teaching menu and a sub-menu for each concept module. (After creation, the main menu will display on your menu bar, and when you expand the new main menu, you will see a new sub-menu that will execute your script.)


    3. Name each sub-menu and associate it with the correct .jsl file


    a. Right-click the sub-menu Untitled Menu and select Properties. A Menu Item Properties window appears.

    b. Under Menu Item Type, select the Command radio button.

    c. In the Caption box, type the name of your sub-menu.

    d. Select the Run JSL in this file radio button.

    e. Use the Browse button to locate and select the script file that you want this sub-menu to launch.

    f. Click OK.




    4. Add sample teaching scripts from the JMP Sample Script directory. For example, Mia finds the scripts for least squares and for comparing the normal and t distributions useful teaching tools.


    a. Save the scripts to your hard drive. Typically, the scripts are stored in Program Files>SAS>JMP>8>Support Files> Sample Scripts.

    b. Follow Step 3 to create sub-menus and select the script file to associate with each sub-menu.




    Remember to apply these new menu changes before you close JMP. Then, reopen JMP to test your work.