Statistics Plot Menu
Press the number associated with an option or use the cursor
keys to select an option and press .
to select plot 1 which shows current settings for stored information.
to select plot 2 which shows current settings for stored information.
to select plot 3 which shows current settings for stored information.
to select plots off which turns the plots off.
to select plot on which turns the plots on.
The setup for Plot 1, Plot 2, or Plot 3 can be altered. For example,
On means the data will be plotted by pressing .
Off means the plot is defined and saved for use later.
Type determines whether the graph is a scatter plot, line connecting
the data points, box plot, or histogram.
XList determines the list from which the x values are defined.
YList determines the list from which the y values are defined.
Mark determines the appearance of each point, a box, cross, or
For example, the following set up generates a scatter plot with cross
marks using the data from lists L1 and L2.
Change the type of graph to the second option produces a line graph.
The following line connects the points marked by small boxes in the order
of appearance on lists L1 and L2.
Selecting box plot uses data from only the XList. The "whiskers" on
the plot will extend from the minimum data point in the set (minX) to the
first quartile (Q1) and from the third quartile (Q3) to the maximum point
(maxX). The quartile Q1 is the median of the data to the left of the median
(Med). The quartile Q3 is the median of the data to the right of Med. The
box is defined by Q1, Med, and Q3. For example,
generates the box plot
The frequency (Freq) of the data above is 1. If any given data occurs
in the set more than once, this information can be stored in a second list
and the Freq set accordingly. For example,
Selecting histogram uses data from only the XList. A vertical bar is
displayed to represent the data elements. The placement of the bars is
determined by the Xmin and Xscl setting in .
Beginning at the Xmin value, a new bar is possible every Xscl units. The
wider the bar, the broader the range of data elements that each bar represents.
If a data value occurs on the edge of a bar, it is counted in the bar to
the right. For example,
The frequency (Freq) of the data above is set to 1. If any given data
occurs in the set more than once, this information can be stored in a second
list and the Freq set accordingly. For example,
The following shows the effect of changing Xscl and Xmin settings.
Note: PlotsOff and PlotsOn used without any specific plot number, effects all
plots. Used with plot numbers, these commands turn specific plots off or
on. For example, PlotsOn 1, 3 turns Plot1 and Plot3 on and leaves Plot2