The IRT Procedure (Experimental)

ODS Graphics

Statistical procedures use ODS Graphics to create graphs as part of their output. ODS Graphics is described in detail in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

Before you create graphs, ODS Graphics must be enabled (for example, by specifying the ODS GRAPHICS ON statement). For more information about enabling and disabling ODS Graphics, see the section Enabling and Disabling ODS Graphics in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

The overall appearance of graphs is controlled by ODS styles. Styles and other aspects of using ODS Graphics are discussed in the section A Primer on ODS Statistical Graphics in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

You must also specify the PLOTS= option in the PROC IRT statement.

PROC IRT assigns a name to each graph that it creates using ODS. You can use these names to refer to the graphs when using ODS. The names are listed in Table 51.4.

Table 51.4: Graphs Produced by PROC IRT

ODS Graph Name

Plot Description

PLOTS= Option


Item characteristic curves

PLOTS=ICC; plot panels by default; individual plot for each item by specifying PLOTS=UNPACK


Scree and variance explained plots



Plot of explained variance