Creating a frequency plot

Plot a frequency plot to visualize the distribution of a qualitative variable.

  1. Select a cell in the dataset.
  2. On the Analyse-it ribbon tab, in the Statistical Analyses group, click Distribution > Frequency plot, and then click the plot type.
    The analysis task pane opens.
  3. In the Y drop-down list, select the categorical variable.
  4. If the data are in frequency form, in the Frequency drop-down list, select the frequency count variable.
  5. Optional: To show the frequency table, select the Frequency table check box.
  6. Optional: To vary the bar color by the categorical variable, select the Vary bar color check box.
    The categories are assigned default colors. To set specific colors for each category, alongside the Y variable, click the drop-down arrow, and then click Colors / Symbols....
  7. Optional: To label the bars with the frequencies, select the Label bars check box.
  8. Optional: To overlay the cumulative frequency distribution line, select the Cumulative frequency line check box.
  9. Click Calculate.
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