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Dear JMP® User,

It’s October, which means that Halloween is near and my almost-three-year-old is trying to choose what he wants to be for Halloween. He’s having a hard time deciding between Spider-Man and Buzz Lightyear. On one hand, Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) is a normal teen by day but a crime-fighting superhero by night. He can climb buildings and shoot webs from his wrists. And let’s not forget his superhuman strength! What little boy wouldn’t want to have all of those powers? Then there’s Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger protecting the universe from Evil Emperor Zurg. He has lots of cool gadgets including a weapons system that houses his powerful laser, a retractable helmet that supplies him with oxygen and an arm with karate-chop action. I’m sure it is going to be a difficult choice for my little guy. But whichever he decides, he will be protecting our planet while looking really cute in the process.

These two characters are both superheroes with unique skills that everyone wants to possess. Using JMP software is very similar – we all want to be a power user with a skill set that will help us work faster, be more efficient and allow us to show off some fancy tools. JMP Training can help you be that power user. Take your skills to the next level and become a JMP superhero.

Best regards,
Brooke Fortson

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Instructor Highlight

Azhar Nizam earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Grinnell College in 1985 and a master’s in statistics from the University of South Carolina in 1987. He has been a contract instructor for SAS since 2000, teaching SAS and, more recently, JMP statistics courses. Nizam has taught applied biostatistics at Emory for more than 22 years; he is a co-author of a popular biostatistics textbook, Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods.

Discovery Summit Recap

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Tips and Tricks

I was working with an engineer last week, helping her analyze data from a components of variation study. She had collected data on multiple manufacturing lots. From each lot, three wafers were chosen, and on each wafer, three sites were measured. The response variable was film thickness. (In order not to reveal any company secrets, I’ve simulated data with the same structure.)

The data was output in an empty format. That is, each row represented one realization of Lot, Wafer, Site and Thickness, but each row was not labeled fully. As you look down each column, the values of Lot and Wafer are only provided in the first observation for that Lot or Wafer. 

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It is a short exercise to import this empty-format data into JMP and write a script to fill in the blanks. However, this article will show you how to fill in the blanks using Excel, and then transfer the data to JMP using the JMP Add-In for Excel.

First, click anywhere inside the data region and CTRL-SHIFT-8 to select the entire data region. Next, from the Home menu, click Find & Select (it looks like a pair of binoculars) and select Go To Special. In versions prior to 2007, Go To Special is found under the Edit menu.

Next, choose the radio button next to Blanks and click OK.

All the blank cells in the region are now selected. Add a formula to all of them at the same time. Type “=” and hit the up arrow on your keyboard.

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Pressing the Enter key would add the formula to just one cell, but using CTRL-Enter adds the formula to all cells. The data is now ready for transfer to JMP!

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From the JMP tab, select Preferences, type in a name for your new JMP table, and click OK.

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Select the region of data for transfer, again by CTRL-SHIFT-8. From the JMP tab, select Data Table or Graph Builder to import the data into JMP and begin the discovery process.

This tip was provided by Di Michelson, JMP instructor.

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