Essential Graphing > Bubble Plots > Bubble Plot Platform Options
Publication date: 08/13/2020

Bubble Plot Platform Options

The Bubble Plot red triangle menu provides the following options:

Draw

Applies a fill or outline.

Filled

Fills all of the bubbles.

Outlined

Outlines all of the bubbles.

Filled and Outlined

Fills and outlines all of the bubbles.

Set Shape

Change the shape of the bubble.

You can create a custom shape using JSL. The Custom option opens the custom shape. If no custom shape has been created, the Custom option uses the default circle shape. For more information about creating custom shapes, see Create New Graphs from Scratch and Customize Them in the Scripting Guide.

Orient Shapes

Orients the shapes as they move in particular directions over time, following the shape of the data.

This option appears only if you have specified a variable for Time.

Trail Bubbles

Shows the past history of bubbles as a semi-transparent trail. See Example of Specifying Only a Time Variable.

Note the following:

This option appears only if you have specified a variable for Time.

If you do not want to see the bubble labels, select the Label > None option.

Trail Lines

Shows the past history of bubbles as connected line segments. See Example of Specifying Only a Time Variable.

Note the following:

This option appears only if you have specified a variable for Time.

If you do not want to see the bubble labels, select the Label > None option.

Label

Changes the labels on the plot.

None

Labels none of the bubbles in the plot.

All

Labels all of the bubbles in the plot.

Selected

Labels bubbles only when you select them.

Note: Click and drag on a label to move it.

Color Theme

Change the colors representing the high, middle, and low values of the color variable.

This option appears only if you have specified a variable for Coloring.

Revert Color Theme

Reverts back to the original color theme.

This option appears only if you have applied a color theme.

Legend

Shows a legend that describes the colors in the bubble plot.

This option appears only if you have specified a variable for Coloring.

Selectable Across Gaps

If a bubble is selected, this option keeps the bubble selected during time periods where data is missing. Otherwise, the bubble is not selected during time periods where data is missing.

Show Roles

Shows the variables that are used in the bubble plot. You can change and delete the variables. See Show Roles.

Split All

Splits all bubbles into their constituent parts. Unlike the Split button, the bubbles do not have to be selected.

This option appears only if you have specified two ID variables.

Combine All

Combines all constituent bubbles within a group into their larger bubble. Unlike the Combine button, the bubbles do not have to be selected.

This option appears only if you have specified two ID variables.

Show Time Annotation

In bubble plots that contain a time variable, the Show Time Annotation option shows or hides the time that is displayed in the upper left corner.

Lock Scales

Prevents axis scales and gradient legend scales from automatically adjusting in response to data or filtering changes.

Fit to Window

Determines whether the plot is resized as you resize the JMP window. The default setting is Auto, which bases the scaling on the contents of the plot. For example, a plot with By variables does not stretch to fit the resized window; the plot extends beyond the viewing area. Change the setting to On to always fit the plot inside the window. Change the setting to Off to prevent the plot from resizing.

Aggregation Options

Alters how the X, Y, and Sizes roles are computed. By default, the values are calculated using means for X and Y, and sums for Sizes.

X as Sum or Y as Sum

Computes the X and Y values using sums.

Size as Sum

Deselecting this option computes Size values using means.

Color as Sum

Computes the sum of the data values and maps to a color. This option appears only for continuous variables.

See Local Data Filter, Redo Menus, and Save Script Menus in Using JMP for more information about the following options:

Local Data Filter

Shows or hides the local data filter that enables you to filter the data used in a specific report.

Redo

Contains options that enable you to repeat or relaunch the analysis. In platforms that support the feature, the Automatic Recalc option immediately reflects the changes that you make to the data table in the corresponding report window.

Save Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the report to several destinations.

Save By-Group Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the platform report for all levels of a By variable to several destinations. Available only when a By variable is specified in the launch window.

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