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Publication date: 07/30/2020

Introducing JMP

Basic Concepts

JMP (pronounced jump) is a powerful and interactive data visualization and statistical analysis tool. Use JMP to learn more about your data by performing analyses and interacting with the data using data tables, graphs, charts, and reports.

JMP enables researchers to perform a wide range of statistical analyses and modeling. JMP is equally useful to the business analyst who wants to quickly uncover trends and patterns in data. With JMP, you do not have to be an expert in statistics to get information from your data.

For example, you can use JMP to do the following:

Create interactive graphs and charts to explore your data and discover relationships.

Discover patterns of variation across many variables at once.

Explore and summarize large amounts of data.

Develop powerful statistical models to predict the future.

Figure 2.1 Examples of JMP Reports 


Concepts That You Should Know

How Do I Get Started?

Starting JMP
Using Sample Data

Understanding Data Tables

Understanding the JMP Workflow

Step 1: Launching a Platform and Viewing Results
Step 2: Removing the Box Plot
Step 3: Requesting Additional Output
Step 4: Interacting with Platform Results

How is JMP Different from Excel?

Structure of a Data Table
Analysis and Graphing
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