Create an empirical CDF plot with groups on separate panels

You can create a graph like the following example using data arranged in different layouts in the worksheet.

This empirical CDF plot shows the distribution of torque values needed to remove caps on shampoo bottles, paneled by the machine that fastened the caps.

To create an empirical CDF plot with groups on separate panels, choose the layout option that is similar to your worksheet.

Option 1

Follow these steps if your worksheet contains a column of measurement data and at least one column of categorical data for grouping.

Example worksheet

C1 C2
Torque Machine
24 1
14 2
18 1
... ...
  1. Choose Graph > Empirical CDF.
  2. Choose Single, then click OK.
  3. Under Graph variables, enter a column of numeric data. In the example, Torque is the graph variable.
  4. Click Multiple Graphs, then click the By Variables tab.
  5. In By variables with groups in separate panels, enter a column of categorical data. In the example, Machine is the categorical variable for grouping.
  6. Click OK in each dialog box.

Option 2

Follow these steps if your worksheet contains multiple columns of measurement data and each column is a group.

Example worksheet

C1 C2
Machine 1 Machine 2
24 14
18 27
17 32
... ...
  1. Choose Graph > Empirical CDF.
  2. Choose Single, then click OK.
  3. In the example, Machine 1 and Machine 2 are the graph variables.Under Graph variables, enter two or more columns of numeric data. In the example, Machine 1 and Machine 2 are the graph variables.
  4. Click Multiple Graphs.
  5. Under Show Graph Variables, choose In separate panels of the same graph.
  6. Click OK in each dialog box.
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