Now Playing: NCSS Quick Tips 1 (4:13)
Hello! In this short video we share some tips to help users get the most out of NCSS.
[Tip 1: Viewing, saving and printing plots]
For any plot on the output window, you can double-click the plot to open a Plot Viewer. The viewer can be re-sized to better see the plot. However, the plot attributes cannot be edited in the output. Editing of plots can only be done before, or during, procedure runs. From the plot viewer, the plot can be printed by pressing the “Print” button.
Or, the Plot can be saved by pressing the “Save As” button. Several image file types are available.
[Tip 2: Finding/choosing a Procedure]
Procedures may be selected from the menus of any of the primary windows of NCSS.
Recently used procedures are shown in the “recent” drop-down.
Procedures that have been specified as “favorites” are accessed from the Favorites drop-down.
The “Procedure Navigator” may be useful, as well, for finding a procedure.
Categories that are similar to the menu options are given on the left.
Or, the search bar may be used to search for procedures by title or key word.
The procedures shown in the “Procedure Navigator” may be shown as a list, or as larger buttons.
[Tip 3: Column Info buttons]
The “Column Info” section contains a variety of tools for working with the columns of the spreadsheet.
For each column, the desired tool may be accessed by clicking in the corresponding cell above the column. When a cell is active, a small button appears at the right side of the cell. Clicking the button opens the window for the appropriate editing tool.
[Tip 4: Plot Extras] When editing plots, one of the tabs is labeled “Extras”.
The options on this tab allow one to add extra lines, symbols, or notes, depending on the type of graph.
The coordinates of the “extra” are based on the actual values of the X and Y axes.