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Basic Analysis > Distributions > Launch the Distribution Platform
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Launch the Distribution Platform

Launch the Distribution platform by selecting Analyze > Distribution.

Figure 3.4 The Distribution Launch Window 

The Distribution Launch Window

For more information about the options in the Select Columns red triangle menu, see Column Filter Menu in Using JMP.

Y, Columns

Assigns the variables that you want to analyze. A histogram and associated reports appear for each variable.


Assigns a variable that specifies weights for observations on continuous Ys. For categorical Ys, the Weight column is ignored. Any statistic that is based on the sum of the weights is affected by weights.


Assigns a frequency variable to this role. This is useful if your data are summarized. In this instance, you have one column for the Y values and another column for the frequency of occurrence of the Y values. The sum of this variable is included in the overall count appearing in the Summary Statistics report (represented by N). All other moment statistics (mean, standard deviation, and so on) are also affected by the Freq variable.


Produces a separate report for each level of the By variable. If more than one By variable is assigned, a separate report is produced for each possible combination of the levels of the By variables.

Create Process Capability

(Appears only if a column contains a Spec Limits column property.) Adds a Process Capability report for the analysis columns that contain a Spec Limits column property.

Histograms Only

Removes everything except the histograms from the report window.

For more information about launch windows, see Launch Windows in Platforms in Using JMP.

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