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JMP® Essentials: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Audience
  4. Approach and Features
  5. Organization
  6. Authors' Web Site
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. 1. Getting Started
    1. 1.1 Using JMP Essentials
      1. Conventions
      2. Book Features
    2. 1.2 Launching JMP
      1. Tip of the Day
      2. JMP Starter
    3. 1.3 JMP Menus
      1. The Help Menu
      2. The Analyze and Graph Menus
      3. Framework of the Analyze Menu
    4. 1.4 JMP Windows
    5. 1.5 JMP Preferences
    6. 1.6 Summary
  9. 2. Data
    1. 2.1 Getting Data into JMP
      1. Opening a JMP File
      2. Importing Data into JMP
      3. Importing an Excel File
      4. Importing a Text File
      5. Importing a Database File
      6. Creating a JMP Data Table from Scratch
    2. 2.2 The JMP Data Table
    3. 2.3 Data and Modeling Types
      1. Changing the Modeling Type
    4. 2.4 Formatting Data
      1. Formatting Decimal Places
      2. Formatting Dates, Time, and Duration
      3. Column Properties Menu
      4. Formula Editor
      5. Value Ordering
      6. Recode
    5. 2.5 Adding Visual Dimension to Your Data
      1. Adding Labels to Data
    6. 2.6 The Tables Menu
      1. Sorting
      2. Joining
      3. Missing Data
    7. 2.7 Summary
  10. 3. Index of Graphs
    1. 3.1 Basic Charts
    2. 3.2 Control and Variability Charts, Pareto and Overlay Plots
      1. Control Charts
    3. 3.3 Graphs of One Column
      1. Time Series
    4. 3.4 Graphs Comparing Two Columns
    5. 3.5 Graphs Displaying Multiple Columns
      1. Profiler Creation from Fit Model
      2. Create a Profiler for Use Outside of JMP (Flash File)
    6. 3.6 Summary
  11. 4. Finding the Right Graph or Summary
    1. 4.1 Using Graph Builder
    2. 4.2 Using Tabulate
    3. 4.3 Summary
  12. 5. Problem Solving with One and Two Columns
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Analyzing One Column
    3. 5.3 Comparing One Column to Another
    4. 5.4 Summary
  13. 6. Problem Solving with Multiple Columns
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Comparing Multiple Columns
      1. Preparing Data Using Recode
      2. Mining Data Using Partition
      3. Framing Our Analysis
    3. 6.3 Filtering Data for Insight
      1. Using a Table Command to Extract a Subset
      2. Using Data Filter
      3. Using Lasso to Select Individual Points
    4. 6.4 Model Fitting, Visualization, and What If Analysis
      1. Model Fitting
      2. Conducting What If Analysis
      3. Prediction Profiler
      4. Aerospace
      5. Beverages
      6. Computer
      7. Soap
    5. 6.5 Summary
  14. 7. Sharing Graphs
    1. 7.1 Presenting Graphs Effectively
    2. 7.2 Customizing Graphs for Presentation
      1. Using the JMP Toolbar
      2. Using Color
      3. Background Color
      4. Horizontal Layout
      5. Axis
    3. 7.3 Placing Graphs into PowerPoint or Word
      1. Special Paste Functions
    4. 7.4 Creating and Sharing Animated Graphs
      1. Creating Exportable Motion-Enabled Graphs
    5. 7.5 Placing Animated Graphs into PowerPoint
    6. 7.6 Using the Layout Option to Share Results
    7. 7.7 Using Scripts to Save or Share Work
    8. 7.8 Summary
  15. 8. Getting Help
    1. 8.1 The Help Tool
    2. 8.2 The Help Menu
      1. Contents, Search, Index
      2. Tip of the Day
      3. Indexes
      4. Tutorials
      5. Books
      6. Sample Data Index
    3. 8.3 The JMP Starter
    4. 8.4 External Resources
      1. The JMP Web Site
      2. JMP Webcasts
      3. JMP Technical Support
      4. SAS Training for JMP
      5. User Groups
  16. A. Integrating with SAS
    1. A.1 Working with SAS Data
    2. A.2 Working with SAS Programs
      1. SAS Add-ins
      2. Stored Processes
      3. Writing SAS Code in JMP and Submitting It to SAS
      4. Automatically Generating a SAS Program
      5. Why SAS? Why JMP?
  17. B. Understanding Results
  18. C. JMP Shortcuts
  19. Bibliography
  20. Praise from the Experts