Adding summary statistics to a numeric variable

You can show a summary statistic of the values in a numeric variable (such as the mean, minimum, or maximum) instead of grouping the values into bands. For example, the visits variable in the Museum sample data set is a numeric variable that stores the number of times respondents have visited the museum before. You can show a summary of the values in the variable.

UNICOM Intelligence Reporter does not add summary statistics to numeric variables that do not have any bands or other statistics defined. You must manually set up these definitions if they do not already exist. The Unable to Add Variable dialog displays if variables do not have statistics defined. If you want to mix both approaches, to include bands and also a mean value, create bands (see Creating bands) and then insert the statistics as described here.

To add summary statistics to a numeric variable

1 In the Variables pane, select the numeric variable.

2 Click Variables > Edit Variable.

The Edit Variable window opens with the Insert Bands dialog on top.

3 Choose Cancel to close the Insert Bands dialog.

4 Click Categories > Insert Categories.

Th the Insert Categories dialog opens.

5 In the list of Available Items, select the summary statistics you want to use. For example, select Minimum, Maximum, Mean, and Standard Deviation.

6 Click the >> button to add them to the Items to insert list.

7 If required, edit the default description and decimal places for each inserted item.

8 Click OK to close the Insert Categories dialog.

This inserts the statistics into the list on the Edit Variable window. By default, the statistics are based on the variable to which you are adding the categories.

9 Choose Save and Close from the toolbar.

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