Assigning colors/symbols to categories

Assign colors or symbols to highlight observations on plots.

  1. Activate the dataset worksheet.
  2. On the Analyse-it ribbon tab, in the Dataset group, click Dataset.
    The dataset task pane opens.
  3. In the Variables list, select the variable.
  4. If the measurement scale is not set, click Nominal or Ordinal.
    The Categories grid shows the codings used in the data.
  5. Select the Assign colors/symbols check box.
    The Categories grid shows the Symbol and Color columns.
  6. Optional: Click a cell in the Color column and select a preset color.
  7. Optional: Click a cell in the Symbol column and select a symbol.
  8. Repeat steps 6 through 7 for each coding.
    Note: Any categories without an assigned symbol use a square, and any without an assigned color use black. You can assign symbols and colors just to the categories you want to highlight. The others use the default symbol and color.
  9. Click Apply.
    The changes are saved and will be used in future analyses.