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Essential Graphing > Contour Plots > Contour Plot Platform Options
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Contour Plot Platform Options

Using the options in the red triangle menu next to Contour Plot, you can tailor the appearance of your contour plot and save information about its construction.

Show Data Points

Shows or hides (x, y) points. The points are hidden by default.

Show Missing Data Points

Shows or hides points with missing y values. Available only if Show Data Points is selected.

Show Contours

Shows or hides the contour lines or fills. The contour lines are shown by default.

Show Boundary

Shows or hides the boundary of the total contour area. The boundary is shown by default.

Show Control Panel

Shows or hides the Alpha slider that allows you to change the Alpha shapes filter.


If the contour plot includes a Color role, the Transform option is enabled. See Additional Example of Contour Plots.


The triangulation is computed without any scaling to coordinates using Delaunay triangulation. Delaunay triangles are computed to maximize the minimum angle of the triangles in the triangulation. This value is selected by default.

Range Normalized

The X1/X2 values are both scaled to [0,1] prior to computing the triangulation. If the X1/X2 limits are different, then this is a non-uniform scale. This option may be more desirable in cases where the X1/X2 units are very different.

Fill Areas

Fills the areas between the contours with a solid color. It is the same option that is available in the Launch window. If you leave it deselected in the Launch window, you can see the line contours before filling the areas. See Fill Areas.

Label Contours

Shows or hides the label (z-value) of the contour lines.

Fit to Window

Specifies the stretching behavior of the report.

Change Contours

Set your own number of levels and level increments. See Contour Specification.


This menu has options to save information about contours, triangulation, and grid coordinates to data tables. See Contour Plot Save Options.

See Local Data Filters in Reports, Redo Menus in Reports, and Save Script Menus in Reports 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.


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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