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1D Density Plot – Options

Use this to set attributes to control the appearance of the density plot.

Graph title

If you select Automatic a title is generated for you using the names of the variate and groups. Select Title if you want to enter your own title. The title will be centred at the top of the graph.

Title position

You can position the title by selecting either the Centre, Left and Right options.

Title font

This opens the Edit Font dialog that lets you control the font for the title.

Enclose graph in box

Select this to draw an enclosing box around the graph.

Bandwidth for smoothing density

The bandwidth controls the amount of smoothing in forming the kernel density. If you select Estimate a value is estimated for the size of the dataset using the KERNELDENSITY procedure. If you select Use value you can specify a bandwidth in the field. A larger value will make the fitted kernel density smoother, and a smaller value will make it rougher. The value used must be greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1.

Fill envelope

If this is selected, the region between the two kernel density curves are shaded in the colour selected on the Symbols tab.


This controls the size of the gap between envelopes for different variates or groups. A value of 0 will minimize the gaps between the envelopes while a value of 1 will maximise the gaps between them.


Lets you specify the orientation of the plot. You can select either Horizontal or Vertical.

Edit all fonts as a list

Clicking this opens the Edit All Fonts as a List dialog which allows all the fonts in the graph to be set in one place.

Action buttons

Run Produce the graph.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.
Defaults Reset options to their default settings.

Action Icons

Pin Controls whether to keep the dialog open when you click Run. When the pin is down  the dialog will remain open, otherwise when the pin is up  the dialog will close.
Restore Restore names into edit fields and default settings.
Clear Clear all fields and list boxes.
Help Open the Help topic for this dialog.

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Updated on April 30, 2019

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