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Multiple variables graphs

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Creates graphs that allow to compare different variables, i.e. data entered in different columns of the spreadsheet.

The graph can be composed from different elements: Bars, Horizontal lines, Markers and or Connecting lines for mean or median, with choice of different error bars for mean (95% CI, 1 SEM, 1 SD, 2 SD, 3 SD, range) or median (95% CI, 25-75 percentiles, 10-90 percentiles, 5-95 percentiles, 2.5-97.5 percentiles, 1-99 percentiles, range), Box-and-whisker plot or Notched box-and-whisker plot, Violin plot, Dot plot (display all data), Dot and line diagram (Ladder plot), or Cumulative frequency distribution.

Required input

In the dialog box, you can enter the different variables of interest, followed by one filter to include only a selected subgroup of cases in the graph.

Multiple variables graph - dialog box

Several elements can be selected to compose the graph, and some of these can be combined.

You can select the Logarithmic transformation option, or the option to include only complete cases in the graph. If the latter option is selected, only cases with valid numerical data for all variables entered in the dialog box will be included in the graph.


Multiple variables graph - Ladder plot


See also

Recommended book

Book cover

Exploratory Data Analysis
John W. Tukey

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The approach in this introductory book is that of informal study of the data. Methods range from plotting picture-drawing techniques to rather elaborate numerical summaries. Several of the methods are the original creations of the author, and all can be carried out either with pencil or aided by hand-held calculator.