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*********Attention Mac 10.5 user, when copying and pasting results, or sometimes data, please use SELECT/DRAG/DROP with the mouse.**********

Introduction: The SOCRChart applet is a collection of data plotting tool, and it allows you to:

  1. Refer to the Complete list of SOCR Charts
  2. Visualize your own data graphically.
  3. Generate some statistical plots such as: StatisticalBarChart(BoxPlot), StatisticalLineChart(ScatterPlot), NormalDistributionPlot, BoxAndWhiskerChart.

How to use the SOCRChart Applets?

  1. Select a chart from the SOCRCharts list from the left control panel, a demo of the selected chart type will be shown in the right display panel.
  2. Click on the DATA tab in the right display panel to view the data used in the demo in a table form. The data and the headings are all editable for you to enter your own data.
  3. For each chart type, the MAPPING is set for the demo data. You can make change as needed using the Add/Remove button.
  4. After making data/mapping changes, click on the UPDATE_CHART button to get the plot updated.
  5. Click the DEMO' button will reset everything to the demo state.
  6. Click the CLEAR button will clear all for you to start entering your own data.
  7. Click the SHOW ALL button will give you a combined view of the chart, mapping info and input data all together.


  1. You can select table cells and use the COPY/PASTE button to copy/paste data in the data table.
  2. You also can use the FILE OPEN button to import data into the table cells from a comma-separated or tab-delimited plain text file(Note, the first line with # sign at the front will be read in as table headings).
  3. To add a extra row to the data table, hit "enter" key in the last cell. Hit "tab" key in the last cell will add a extra column.
  4. To search for a chart from the SOCRCharts list, use the SEARCH button and enter a keyword before click "OK". The related chart in the SOCRCharts list will be highlighted.
  5. The SNAPSHOT button can be used to save a snapshot of the graph to your own computer.
  6. To report bugs or make recommendations please visit: SOCR Home Page.
  7. SOCRChart is based on JFreeChart and uses it's rendering engine to render the chart image. See JFreeChart for more information.

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