Data labels give information about individual data representations on a graph. Different graphs have different types of data representations. Therefore, some data label options are not available for some graphs. For example, you cannot label the bars of a histogram with row numbers from the worksheet. Usually, data labels come from the variables on the graph, but you can specify a column of custom labels.
You can add data labels to most Minitab graphs.
You can add data labels to existing graphs.
Label the data display with y-values, row numbers, or values from a column. For example, the bars on the following histogram are labeled with the exact frequency value for each bar.
C1 | C2 | C3 |
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X | Y | Size |
6.8 | 2.5 | 9.5 |
9.7 | 9.5 | 1.2 |
9.0 | 3.3 | 8.5 |
... | ... | ... |
C1 | C2 | C3 |
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Combined MPG | Fuel | Fuel Labels |
19.25 | 1 | Gas |
39.55 | 2 | Hybrid |
25.50 | 1 | |
41.20 | 2 | |
... | ... |
Label pie slices with category names, frequencies, or percentages. You can also draw a line from the label to the slice. For example, the following pie chart shows the number of credit cards that are held by survey respondents. The labels show the percentages for each slice. The lines help to associate the labels with their respective slices.
On the Slice Labels or Show tab, you can choose from the following label options.
Label one or more data display elements with y-values, row numbers, or values from a column. For example, the outliers in the following boxplot are labeled with the corresponding row number. The median lines are labeled with the medians (y-values).
When you create a marginal plot, you can label the bars of the histogram to show the frequency for each bin. In the dialog box, click Labels. On the Histogram Labels tab, select Label histogram bars with y-value.
You cannot add data labels to an existing marginal plot.
After you add data labels, you can edit them.
Click and drag to move a label.