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You can check the distribution assumptions for a continuous response by looking at plots of residuals and studentized residuals from the Fit Model platform. Or, use the Save commands in the platform popup menu to save the residuals in data table columns. Then use the Analyze > Distribution on these columns to look at a histogram with its normal curve and the normal quantile plot. The residuals are not quite independent, but you can informally identify severely nonnormal distributions.

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It is a good idea to scan your data for outlying values and examine them to see if they are valid observations. You can spot univariate outliers in the Distribution platform reports and plots. Bivariate outliers appear in Fit Y by X scatterplots and in the Multivariate scatterplot matrix. You can see trivariate outliers in a threedimensional plot produced by the Graph > Scatterplot 3D. Higher dimensional outliers can be found with Principal Components or Scatterplot 3D, and with Mahalanobis and jackknifed distances computed and plotted in the Multivariate platform.
