Exploring Data in One Dimension

Bar Charts of Selected Variables

If one or more nominal variables are selected in a data table when you select GraphBar Chart, then the Bar Chart dialog box does not appear. Instead bar charts are created of the selected nominal variables.

You can also select nominal and interval variables and select GraphBar Chart. A bar chart appears for each nominal variable; a histogram appears for each interval variable.

If you create a matrix of plots from selected variables, you can close the matrix by pressing the F11 key while any plot is active and selecting from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, you can use the Workspace Explorer to quickly close plots. (See the section Workspace Explorer.)

If a variable in the data table has a Frequency role, it is automatically used as the frequency variable for the plots; the frequency variable should not be one of the selected variables.

Variables with a Weight role are ignored when you are creating bar charts. For more information about the Frequency and Weight roles, see the section The Variables Menu.