ExpExchHelp asked on # SPSS Graph "Simple Dot"

Hello Experts:

I've created two "Simple Dot" graphs (via "Graphs | Legacy Dialogs | Scatter/Dot | Simple Dot" menu).

For two fields (both of them are on a scale between 0 and 1), the graphs look quite differently. Please see attached JPGs.

Why does one Simply Dot show "circles" while the other shows "lines"?

EEH

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I've created two "Simple Dot" graphs (via "Graphs | Legacy Dialogs | Scatter/Dot | Simple Dot" menu).

For two fields (both of them are on a scale between 0 and 1), the graphs look quite differently. Please see attached JPGs.

Why does one Simply Dot show "circles" while the other shows "lines"?

EEH

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Clip2.jpg

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ask a questionrichdiesal

I'm not exactly sure what type of data you have, but it looks to be interval or ratio measurement, so most typical in that situation would be a histogram. You can also rescale histograms as percentages, if you want both graphs on the same metric.

ExpExchHelp

Thanks... I appreciate the additional info.

Cheers,

EEH

Cheers,

EEH

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rwheeler23

Thanks for the info... yes, I've realized that they're also circles.

To recognize them, I had to increase the size of the graph by a factor of ~3.

The graph (where I suggested it has lines) contains approximately 1,500 data points.

Do you have another recommendation for displaying the data? Ideally, I don't want to use the scatter plot (requiring two variables). Instead I merely want to plot these points... without having to increase the size of the graph a great deal.

Thanks,

EEH