This section gives you some basic background on how JMP works. We talk about the structure of data tables, modeling types, obtaining reports, visual displays and dynamic linking of displays, and window management.
When you first open JMP, two windows will appear. The one in the foreground is the Tip of the Day window, which provides helpful tips and features about JMP (Exhibit 3.1 shows Tip 2). We recommend that you use these tips until you become familiar with JMP. Unchecking Show tips at startup at the bottom left of the window will disable the display of the Tip of the Day window.
Behind the Tip of the Day window, you will find the JMP Starter window. This window shows an alternative way to access commands that can also be found in the main menu and toolbars. The commands are organized in groupings that may seem more intuitive to some users. You may prefer using the JMP Starter to using the menus. However, to standardize our presentation, we will illustrate features using the main menu bar. At this point, please close both of these windows.
To set a preference not to see the JMP Starter window on start-up, select File > Preferences, uncheck Initial JMP Starter Window under General, and click OK to save your preferences.
Data structures in JMP are called data tables ...