Time is a scarce commodity in today's business environment. Curt Hinrichs and Chuck Boiler's JMP Essentials: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users is designed for the new or occasional JMP user who needs to generate meaningful graphs or results quickly. The authors, drawing on their own extensive experience working with customers with little or no background in JMP, provide a good survey and just what new users typically need.
The format of the book is unique. It adopts a show-and-tell design with essential steps on the left-hand side and extensive illustrations on the right, which is very similar to the software's own philosophy of producing graphs alongside results. In most cases, each page or two-page spread completes a JMP task, which maximizes the book's utility as a reference. In addition, each chapter contains a family of features that are carefully crafted to first introduce basic features and progress to more advanced ones. For new users, JMP Essentials is the most accessible and fastest reference available.