It is easy to visualize a response surface with one input factor X and one output factor Y. It becomes harder as more factors and responses are added. The profilers in JMP provide a number of highly interactive cross-sectional views of any response surface.
factor, input variable, X column, independent variable, setting
response, output variable, Y column, dependent variable, outcome
The Profiler (with a capital P) is one of several profilers (lowercase p). Sometimes, to distinguish the Profiler from other profilers, we call it the Prediction Profiler.
Profiler Launch Window
The columns referenced in the formulas become the X columns (unless the column is also a Y).
The Surface Plot platform is discussed in a separate chapter. The Surface Profiler is very similar to the Surface Plot platform, except Surface Plot has more modes of operation. Neither the Surface Plot platform nor the Surface Profiler have some of the capabilities common to other profilers.
For the REML and Stepwise personalities of the Fit Model platform, if models are fit to multiple Y’s, the results are combined into a Fit Group report. This enables the different Y’s to be profiled in the same Profiler. The Fit Group red-triangle menu has options for launching the joint Profiler. Profilers for the individual Y’s can still be used in the respective Fit Model reports.