Publication date: 03/23/2021

Basic Analysis

Basic Analysis describes the initial types of analyses that you often perform in JMP:

• The Distribution platform illustrates the distribution of a single variable using histograms, additional graphs, and reports. Once you know how your data is distributed, you can plan the appropriate type of analysis going forward. See Distributions.

• The Fit Y by X platform analyzes the pair of X and Y variables that you specify, by context, based on modeling type. See Introduction to Fit Y by X. The four types of analyses include:

– The Bivariate platform, which analyzes the relationship between two continuous X variables. See Bivariate Analysis.

– The Oneway platform, which analyzes how the distribution of a continuous Y variable differs across groups defined by a categorical X variable. See Oneway Analysis.

– The Contingency platform, which analyzes the distribution of a categorical response variable Y as conditioned by the values of a categorical X factor. See Contingency Analysis.

– The Logistic platform, which fits the probabilities for response categories (Y) to a continuous X predictor. See Logistic Analysis.

• The Tabulate platform interactively constructs tables of descriptive statistics. See Tabulate.

• The Simulate feature provides parametric and nonparametric simulation capability. See Simulate.

• Bootstrap analysis approximates the sampling distribution of a statistic. The data is re-sampled with replacement and the statistic is computed. This process is repeated to produce a distribution of values for the statistic. See Bootstrapping.

• The Text Explorer platform enables you to categorize and analyze unformatted text data. You can use regular expressions to clean up the data before you proceed to analysis. See Text Explorer.

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