Sample Graphs

Sample automated Minitab graphs:

A Batch Production Graph with held batches circled and downgraded
batches marked with an X.
(Keywords: stacking, graph layout, constants, layers)

A Batch Production Graph with held batches circled and downgraded 
batches marked with an X.
(Keywords: constants, graph layout, advanced graph)

A graph which uses “Project” lines to simulate a native line / bar
(Keywords: bar / line, project) 


A scatterplot of Natural Gas consumption vs average degree
days.  This data is used to develop a linear regression model.


This graph shows actual gas consumption vs the model
predicted consumption.  The bottom panel shows the deviation
between the two.  Success would be the deviation going
(Keywords: macro, layout, model vs actual, regression)


To track year over year consumption and cost the macro
calculates cummulative values based on the raw data and
then plots the data in two panels.
(Keywords: macro, cummulative values, layout, series)


Home electrical consumption graphs:

Control charts in Minitab are less customizable than
“native” graphs but you can still add sub-titles, footnotes, etc.
(Keywords: Control Chart, SubTitles, Footnotes)

A run status graph showing the output from Ontario, Canada
windfarms.  It creates a variable which is the output rounded
to the nearest 10%.  That value is then used to define the scatterplot
groups.  By having the size of the plot symbol increase as the value
represented increases, the graph can be interpreted intuitively.
(Keywords: symbols, run status)

A graph demonstrating the ability of Minitab graphs to have
multiple panels – here one for each wind station.  Note: panel
options have been used to provide a little separation between
panels, to put the tick labels on one side only, etc.  The dates
have been formatted in International format and then rotated
at 90 degrees to allow more ticks to be labelled.
(Keywords: panel, ticks, rotate ticks)

 A graph showing the capability of many processes in one
two panel graph.  See How To section for code & explanation.
(Keywords: Process Capability, Layout, Panel)

A graph showing the capability of many processes in a normalized
Process Capability Space.  See How To section for code & explanation.  
(Keywords: Process Capability, Layout, Panel)

A macro programming reference graph showing the 30 plotting symbols available.  (Yes you can interactively change a graph and then copy the code into the clipboard, but sometimes you just want to change / create the code directly).  Note: you can also use data labels centered on a plot symbol of type 0 (i.e. not shown), to use digits or letters as pseudo plot symbols.

A macro programming reference graph showing the 128 colours available for Minitab(r) graph symbols, lines, etc.

Part of a reply to a post:


A graph using layout with panels – part of a reply to a question…
(Keywords: layout, graph, figure)


5 thoughts on “Sample Graphs

  1. Hi, how do i generate the graph in the example shown above- the Batch production graph with held batches circled and downgraded batches marked with an X?

    • If you are talking about the second graph that is pretty straightforward.:

      Let’s say your data set has a column named status which is “Held” if the batch is held, “Downgraded” if the batch is downgraded.

      Use Calc > Calculator to create a new column, say PlotLabel.

      Enter the formula as

      if(‘Status’=”Held”,”O”,’Status’=”Downgraded”,”X”,” “)

      This is the “if, then, elseif, then, else” form of an if statement. It is easier to enter than

      if(‘Status’=”Held”,”O”,if(‘Status’=”Downgraded”,”X”,” “))

      which is equivalent.

      Then you right click on a symbol from the graph and choose “Add” > “Data Label” > “Use labels from column” and then enter your column as PlotLabel in this example. You will have to right click on the data labels to “Edit Data Labels” and change the font size to something larger and the alignment to “Centered” and you might have to change the offset to get the label right over the plot symbol.

      The module “How To > Custom Symbols” shows more about how to add data labels to the plot symbols.

      I hope this helps – Mark

  2. I want to create Barcharts using an exec file but want the graph label to only show the Column Label (e.g. ) and not include the full default title “Barchart of (Fruity)”
    I have the column number in K1
    Do I need to create a column (e.g. ) that contains the column names and then reference the row of that column ?
    Any help appreciated!

  3. How to evaluate data that is 3 D statistical In other words boiler operation the Nox produced is a function of load and fuel

    • The usual way to collect and evaluate data on a Y as a function of several X’s is using a designed experiment.

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