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 +[[http://​www.sofastatistics.com/​userguide.php | Contents]]
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 +[[:home | Wiki]]
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 +====== Making Charts ======
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 +===== Overview =====
 +
 +SOFA Statistics support making a range of different charts:
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 +  * simple bar charts
 +  * clustered bar charts
 +  * pie charts
 +  * line charts
 +  * area charts
 +  * histograms
 +  * scatter plots
 +  * box plots
 +
 +To make a chart, select the chart type, make any settings specific to that type of chart, and click on the "Show Results"​ button.
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 +{{:​help:​making_chart.jpg|}}
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 +===== Area charts - wide if needed =====
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 +Area charts can display as wide as necessary to show the data.
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 +{{:​help:​wide_area_chart.gif|}}
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 +===== Histograms and human-friendly bin ranges =====
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 +SOFA Statistics endeavours as much as possible to use human-friendly bins e.g. 10 - <20 rather than 9.86-19.54.
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 +{{:​help:​histograms_human_bins.gif|}}
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 +===== Scatter plots and number of data points =====
 +
 +Unless the number of data points is too high, SOFA shows each item in a scatter plot as a dynamic item you can interact with:
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 +{{:​help:​scatterplot_indiv_points.gif|}} ​
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 +When it is not practical to show every point, SOFA Statistics shows the scatter plot as a single, non-interactive image:
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 +{{:​help:​scatterplot_as_image_only.gif|}}
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 +Usually, SOFA displays dot borders to make it easier to see the data but sometimes they simply get in the way. Fortunately,​ it is possible to turn them off if required.
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 +{{:​help:​dot_borders_impact.gif|}}
 +===== Chart series =====
 +
 +SOFA lets you produce charts in series e.g. bar charts by a second variable e.g. gender
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 +{{:​help:​chart_series_example.gif|}}
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 +{{:​help:​chart_series_example_pies.gif|}}
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 +[[http://​www.sofastatistics.com/​videos.php#​charts |{{:​help:​play_button.gif|}}]] A video is available showing how to make charts: [[http://​www.sofastatistics.com/​videos.php#​charts | Making charts video]]
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 +[[http://​www.sofastatistics.com/​userguide.php | Contents]]
  
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