Symbols on Fitted Normal Curves on Histograms (Minitab 15)?

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txa1265

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Hi all:

Using MTB 15, and have a cool graph set that has become very popular in our organization. (Yay me!) Which is great except that now folks are looking to see other subsets of data in a similar way that I've yet to figure out how to get properly differentiated in Minitab.

So here is the ing:
- All data in single column, labels in second (and sometimes third) column.
- Graph -> Histogram, show *only* fitted curves (normal)

So I have no problem using different colors in the Options, but for certain data sets, certain colors have a 'physical meaning' that is immediately relevant to anyone looking at the graphs.

So when I break down into subprocesses I'd like to use different symbols on the fitted lines, but there seems to be no option/command. Am I missing something? Is this something present perhaps in MTB 16?

Thanks!
 
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Re: Symbols on Fitted Normal Curves on Histograms?

Bump! If anyone can help with this I extend my Thanks in advance!
 

reynald

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txa1265,
If you mean change the type of the line (solid, short dash, long dash, etc), you can select the fitted curve. Click on the curve once, pause, then click again. This would select only one specific curve. Then double click and you would see a prompt that says "Edit Distribution Fit". Then select on the "custom" radio button instead of "automatic"
 
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txa1265

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txa1265,
If you mean change the type of the line (solid, short dash, long dash, etc), you can select the fitted curve. Click on the curve once, pause, then click again. This would select only one specific curve. Then double click and you would see a prompt that says "Edit Distribution Fit". Then select on the "custom" radio button instead of "automatic"
Thanks - that is the option I currently use: three shades of the same color, three line types (solid / dash / etc). The problem is that the differentiation by line type isn't all that clear, and for color-challenged folks 3 types of green or blue is useless.

What I am looking for is the ability to add actual symbols as we can do with other graphs - so one line would have circle symbols, another square, and the third triangles, for example.
 

reynald

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hi,
i'm not really sure if that is possible. my guess is not, since minitab seldom uses symbols other then a solid circle or solid square.
 
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