Unformatted text preview: stograms, and Scatterplots
You will make all your charts from the STAT PLOTS menu. To access it, select F E.
You can display up to three plots at one time for certain kinds of plots.
1. From the menu, select 1:Plot1 and
press F, then press one of the number keys from 1
press [. Move the blinking
through 6. Choose the list name with your data.
cursor to On and press [.
5. To view any plot, press B (on the top row of buttons)
2. You can make up to six different
and the 9 key, or press B and scroll down to option
kinds of displays for your data.
9:ZoomStat.
Four common ones are described.
6. Notice the picture has no scale. To view details of any plot,
Scatterplot
press the C key. You can use the arrow keys to move
around the picture.
Histogram
WARNING: From time to time when making plots, you will end
Normal probability/quantile plot
up with an error message. Try the following:
Boxplot with outliers*
1. Press E and clear any extraneous equations or
keystrokes by scrolling down and pressing P.
*The boxplot not described above treats all data points as nonoutliers.
2. If you have more than one stat plot on, you may need to
3. To select the plot type, use the arrow keys to move around.
try plotting the plots one at a time. Not all plot types are
Here, the boxplot with outliers option has been selected.
compatible.
Note, you must press [ to select a type.
3. If you are making a scatterplot, your lists must be the same
4. Xlist signiﬁes the list containing the data you want to look at.
length—check that your explanatory and response variables
To select a list, highlight the list name (in this case, L1),
have the same number of values. To ﬁnd the DISTR (distribution) menu, press F O. The screenshots to the right all show calculations
dealing with the normal curve with mean 100 and standard deviation 15.
To find the area under the normal curve between two given values of your variable:
1. From the DSTR menu, select option 2:normalcdf(.
2. The normalcdf() command requires four inputs, separated by commas. You will need to ﬁnd and use the
, key. Those four inputs are, in order, the left bound of the region, the right bound of the region, the
mean of the distribution, and the standard deviation. Press [.
To find the area under the normal curve to the left or right of a particular value of your variable:
1. From the DSTR menu, select option 2:normalcdf(.
2. To ﬁnd the area to the left: Because the left bound is (theoretically) q , we make up a large negative
number, such as –9999, to stand in for it. The remaining inputs to normalcdf() are as before: separated
by commas, we type in the right bound of the region, the mean, and standard deviation. Press [.
3. To ﬁnd the area to the right: First, type in the left bound of the region. As before, we make up a large
positive number to stand in for the right bound, such as 9999, and then continue with the mean and
standard deviation, all separated by commas. Press [.
To find the variable value associated with a given percentile:
1. From the DST...
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