For information about data considerations, examples, and interpretation, go to Overview for Individual Value Plot.
Enter one or more numeric columns that you want to graph.
Enter up to five columns of categorical data that define the groups.
Choose one of the following layout options.
When you enter multiple By variables, Minitab enables the Show all combinations checkbox. Select this option to create a separate individual value plot for each combination of groups created by the By variables. If you do not select this option, Minitab creates a plot for each group of each By variable.
For example, the first By variable has 2 groups, Male and Female, and the second By variable has 2 groups, Employed and Unemployed. If you select Show all combinations, Minitab creates 4 separate plots for the combinations of Male/Employed, Male/Unemployed, Female/Employed, and Female/Unemployed. If you do not select Show all combinations, Minitab creates 4 separate individual value plots for Male, Female, Employed, and Unemployed.
If you have identical data values on your graph, individual symbols could hide behind each other. Choose this option to move symbols slightly to reveal overlapping points.
Select how you want to display the y-scale.
Minitab uses the terms "innermost" and "outermost" to indicate the relative position of the scales for multiple levels of groups displayed on a graph. For a horizontal scale, outermost refers to the scale at the bottom of the graph, and innermost refers to the scale farthest from the bottom, closest to the horizontal axis. For a vertical scale, outermost refers to the scale to the far left, and innermost refers to the scale closest to the vertical axis.
Choose one of the following options when you have multiple Y variables with groups.