Using data points to fill a graphic with color

When dealing with graphs and plots, we will very likely need to fill colors in a graph to highlight an area or distinguish it from other shapes. You may know how to shade regular shapes, but what about irregular polygons and contours? You can do can this easily to any [...]

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Creating a JMP 12 Recode script from a Lookup Table containing original and new values

I recently used a JMP add-in I wrote to import my complete set of BodyMedia FIT food log data files, including data from Dec. 21, 2010, through the last day I logged my meals in that software on March 29, 2015. My final data table contained 39,942 rows of food items names. [...]

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Using the Disallowed Combinations Filter in JMP 12

In a previous blog post, I investigated my travel time to work using an estimate from Google Maps. In that post, my possible departure times to and from work were the same every day. However, it’s not uncommon in designs, even when using computer simulators, to have restrictions on the [...]

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Graph makeover: Measles heat map

The Wall Street Journal recently published a nice, interactive graphic piece called "Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines," which contains a series of graphs showing the incidence of selected infectious diseases by state and year. Here's the one for measles. My first impression was, "Wow, [...]

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What color is The Dress? JMP can tell you!

The Internet was abuzz last week over a picture of a blue and black dress. Or was that a white and gold dress? That was the question. What color is that dress? Well, as a guy, my immediate response was, "Who cares?" What I wanted to know is: Is that [...]

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Coming in JMP 12: Expression columns in data tables

You asked for pictures in data tables to make the tables more informative; JMP 12 gives you pictures, and more. Objects like matrices and lists, JSL (JMP Scripting Language) code, and JSL expressions for pictures can all be kept in an expression column. Expression columns can provide information for display and [...]

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Using JSL to select the first or last record in a set

When considering my professional life, I'm a relative newcomer to JMP. In fact, my JMP and JSL (JMP Scripting Language) experience began the day I became a developer here in the JMP Life Sciences group, about four years ago. In contrast, I've been using SAS since I was an undergraduate student [...]

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Analytically Speaking: Q&A with reliability expert Bill Meeker

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting Bill Meeker, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, on our Analytically Speaking webcast series. Bill is a noted author and expert in the areas of reliability data analysis, reliability test planning, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation and [...]

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Recoding BodyMedia® food log data in JMP

I ended my previous blog post at the point in my JMP Discovery Summit project when I realized the extent of food item name redundancy across my nearly four years of food logs collected with the BodyMedia® Activity Manager app. While I knew I had eaten differently prepared varieties of certain foods, the replication was [...]

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Using JSL to import BodyMedia® FIT® food log files into JMP

In my previous blog post, I described how I imported my BodyMedia® Activity Summary data files from Excel into JMP. Today, I will share how I automated importing nearly four years of my BodyMedia® food logs into JMP. I have also uploaded an add-in to the JMP File Exchange that [...]

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