Scripting Guide > Scripting Platforms > Send Messages to a Platform > Interpret the Show Properties List
Publication date: 08/13/2020

Interpret the Show Properties List

Show Properties lists the messages that can be sent to a scriptable object, such as a data table, an analysis platform, or a display, producing a text report in the log. Each type of message is categorized and appears in brackets, and can be any of the following:

Message Type

Description

Example

[Action]

Correspond to options in the JMP interface.

Redo Analysis [Action] (Rerun this same analysis in a new window. The analysis will be different if the data has changed.)

[Action Choice]

[Enum]

List specific choices for their arguments.

Fit Polynomial [Action Choice] {2, quadratic, 3, cubic, 4, quartic, 5, 6}

Draw [Enum] {Filled, Outlined, Filled and Outlined}

[Boolean]

Turn options on or off. Arguments are usually 1 or 0. If a message is specified without an argument, sending the message changes it to the opposite state. [Default On] indicates that the option is on by default.

Show Points [Boolean] [Default On]

[Subtable]

List options within submenus. You use the option itself, not the parent item.

Script [Subtable]

Redo Analysis [Action] (Rerun this same analysis in a new window. The analysis will be different if the data has changed.)

Save Script to Datatable [Action] (Return to the launcher for this analysis.)

[New Entity]

Open a new window in the interface.

Prediction Interval [New Entity] (Prediction Interval to contain a single future observation or the mean of m future observations.)

For example, run the following JSL:

dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/Big Class.jmp" );
biv = Bivariate( Y( :height ), X( :age ) );
Show Properties( biv );

The object biv supports Subtable, Boolean, Action, and Action Choice type messages. Enum and New Entity messages are not supported.

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