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Basics of Using Graph Builder

Graph Builder's 'sketch pad' includes drop zones, buttons on the top left that change according to the variables and type of graph you create, a list of your columns (variable names) on the left, and icons at the top for the types of graphical display and analysis you can choose. Like all JMP platforms, Graph Builder is context-sensitive and the red triangle options let you customize appearance and analysis. So, as you start dragging and dropping variables, the options change.  For example, after you start the graph, the available icons for suitable graphs (like bar charts) will be active; the others will be greyed out.



See how to:

  • Build a Graph Builder map with baseball locations and drill-down graphlets
  • Open a table and start constructing a graph 
    • Locate main areas: recall, red triangle,variables, display options, title, legend, drop zones and jitter
    • Understand how top icons change graph and their relationship to types of variables in graph (continuous, continuous and categorical, more then one categorical)
  • Build graphs for one continuous variable (line graph, bar graph, area graph, box plot, histogram, scatterplot); use row markers to display symbols 
  • Locate related options JMP offers based on changing graph type; explore bar graphs 
  • Generate box plots and histograms and compare them to scatterplots 
  • Use PC SHIFT key to add second graph type and generate statistics for both graphs 
  • R-click on graph to select context-related options; modify axis settings and save them to data table to apply to all new data added to that column variable; use the up/down and sideways hands to modify displayed axis value range  
  • Add second variable to graph 
    • Interactively use smoother and confidence band options
    • Fit best and other types of lines
    • Show confidence bands and related statistics
    • Create density ellipse and violin (contour) plot
  • Use drop zones to examine how two variables relate to another two variables 
    • Use and compare group, wrap, overlay, color and size
  • Use Done button to finalize graph, remove option panels from display and and save script to data table 
  • Modify and preview legend interactively; add markers

Note: Q&A included at times 30:43, 31:30, 33:53, 35:36, 36:35, 50:10 and 50:27.