Line Chart

Introduction

The line chart is a diagram which displays a series of data points that are connected by straight line segments which are used to show comparisons among categories.

Inputs

To run the tool open the parameter input window (Tools → Charts → Line Chart), and enter the parameters as shown below (these are explained below the image)

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  • Dataset Input: Select a dataset that contains the variables of interest.
  • Variable Name: Select a variable.
  • Chart Title:  A title for your Line Chart.
  • Grid: Specify whether you would like grid lines on your output graph.
  • Greyscale: Specify whether you would like your graph to be grey-scale (checked) or colour (unchecked).

Outputs

Once your output has run, click the Display button which will open the graph. It should look something like the image below

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References

(1) Line Chart. (2007) In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Vol. 2, p. 544, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference.
(2) Salkind, N. J. (2006) Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics: The Excel Edition, p.106, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.