PSPP for Beginners

Graphs - Bar Graphs

The Bar Graph command has more options to choose from than the Histogram graphs. A continuously scaled variable must go into the "bars represent" field. There are several options to choose from for the bars, with means possibly being the most common analysis. The categorical variable that will represent the bars goes into the "category axis" field.

The dialog box for the bar graph command with Exam1 in the variable field, mean selected, and Sex in the category field.

For this analysis, the bars will represent the means of Exam 1. The categories are from the Sex variable. This graph will have separate bars that represent the Exam1 means for males and females. The output looks like this:

An example of a bar graph based on Exam 1 for males and females.

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