Essential Graphing > Graph Builder > Right-Click Menus > Options for Axes, Axes Variable Labels, or Graph Titles
Publication date: 05/24/2021

Options for Axes, Axes Variable Labels, or Graph Titles

Right-clicking on axes, axes variable labels, or graph titles show options for customizing your graph. Select Show Properties from a right-click menu to access the properties panel for additional customizations, such as tick line thickness or color. The following options are included in the right-click menus:

Graph Titles

Alignment

Changes the graph title alignment.

Span

Changes the width of the graph title span.

Additional options for customizing fonts, font colors, and the visibility of the title are also available in the right-click menu.

Axes

Axes have two levels of right-click menus, one for the axis title and one for the axis labels.

Combine Scales

Combines scales when you have multiple variables in the same zone. Auto does the following:

If there are 4 or more variables on one axis and no variables on the other axis, elements that support parallel mode are combined as parallel scales. If all variables are continuous and overlapping, Parallel Merged is used.

If all variables are categorical, use Nested.

In addition, consider the following:

Merged creates one scale that covers all variables.

Nested creates a nested scale with one level per variable.

Parallel Merged is for parallel coordinates with a shared scale. You can use this option with the following elements: Points, Contour (Violin), Histogram, Box Plot and Parallel.

Parallel Independent is for parallel coordinates with independent scales. You can use this option with the following elements: Points, Contour (Violin), Histogram, Box Plot and Parallel.

Date/Time Bin

(Appears only for a date or time axis variable.) Enables you to select a level of granularity to bin the data. For example, you might choose to bin at a high level, by year, or at a low level, by second.

Date/Time Wrap

(Appears only for a date or time axis variable.) Enables you to select a cyclic period for your date data.

Swap

Switches a variable from one zone to another. Select the variable that you want to switch places with.

Remove

Removes the variable from the zone.

Move Right

(Appears only if you have more than one variable in the Y zone.) Creates a second Y axis (on the right) for the variable that you select.

Move Left

(Appears only after you have moved a variable to the right.) Moves the variable back to the left.

Align Ticks with Left Axis

Aligns the major tick marks with those on the left axis.

Order By

(Appears only if you have categorical variables in the X or Y zone.) Orders the levels of a categorical variable. See Order the Levels of a Categorical Variable.

Note: Select Other to indicate a continuous variable as the ordering variable.

Order Statistic

Enables you to select a statistic to use for the ordering.

Save Value Order

(Available once an ordering has been defined.) Saves the defined order to the Value Order column property.

Note: You can edit value ordering from Graph Builder. Right-click on an axis and select Edit Value Order.

Size By

(Available for a categorical axis.) Enables you to size your box plots by the count of observations within a group or by a numerical column.

Size Statistic

(Available when the Size By option indicates a numerical column as the sizing variable.) Enables you to select a statistic to use for the sizing.

For descriptions of the general axis options below the line, see Customize Axes and Axis Labels in Graphs in Using JMP.

Note: The Revert Axis option reverts the axis back to the default settings. The Revert Scale option reverts the scale-specific items: min, max, major interval, n minor.

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