In the Time Series Plot dialog box, complete the following steps to specify the data for your graph. If your data are arranged differently than described below, go to Choose a time series plot.
A technician counts the number of parts that are produced on two different machines each day and records the data in the columns Machine 1 and Machine 2. These columns are the Y variables. The technician also enters the dates in the Date labels column to use as the time scale labels.
Because each row represents the same day, the technician chooses Start all at the same time. The graph shows the number of parts that were produced on each machine each day.
|Machine 1||Machine 2||Date labels|
A manager tracks the number of calls that sales representatives receive each day during two stages of an advertising campaign and records the data in the columns Stage 1 and Stage 2. These columns are the Y variables. The manager also enters the dates in the Date labels column to use as the time scale labels.
Because the stage 1 data was collected before stage 2 data, the manager chooses Plot in consecutive stages. The graph shows that the number of calls that were received each day during both phases of the campaign.
|Stage 1||Stage 2||Date labels|