SPSS AnswerNet: Result Solution ID: 100001374 Product: SPSS Base Title: LINE GRAPH with labeled points Description: Q. I am having a terrible time getting SPSS to do the following chart. I would like a simple line graph with variable means with the mean value at or below the point. A. This is quite difficult to do. First, you will have to restructure the data from the form ID V1 V2 V3 .. etc. into a file with the structure listed below. Note that the variable VAR is exactly duplicated for each TAG value. Then, create the line graph as a multiple line graph. Edit the chart by modifying one of the lines into a bar (by using the Series menu item and selecting Displayed). Then, you must request bar labels. There is an icon in the SPSS Chart Editor that looks like two little gas pumps. Click on that, and you may select either Standard or Framed. Finally, change the color of the bars so that both the fill and border colors for the bars are White. This is an example of what the restructured data will look like. I var tag ID 1 V1 1 1 2 V2 1 1 3 V3 1 1 1 V1 2 1 2 V2 2 1 3 V3 2 1. ** Here is the sample job to show how to create the chart. DATA LIST FREE / V1 V2 V3. BEGIN DATA 2 1 6 7 7 8 6 8 7 6 8 7 3 6 8 7 6 7 8 6 2 1 7 8 6 7 8 6 8 7 6 3 4 8 7 6 8 7 6 7 8 2 1 6 7 8 6 7 8 6 8 7 6 3 3 2 2 1 8 7 6 8 7 6 7 8 6 3 8 7 6 8 7 6 8 7 2 3 4 3 2 1 3 2 END DATA . VECTOR V=V1 TO V3. LOOP I=1 to 3. COMPUTE VAR=V(I). XSAVE OUTFILE 'TEMP.SAV' / KEEP I VAR. END LOOP. EXECUTE. SELECT IF \$CASENUM = 1. FLIP VARIABLES = V1 TO V3. AUTORECODE CASE_LBL /INTO I. SAVE OUTFILE 'VARNAMES.SAV' . GET FILE 'TEMP.SAV'. SORT CASES BY I . MATCH FILES / FILE=* / TABLE='VARNAMES.SAV' /BY I. COMPUTE TAG=1. EXECUTE. ADD FILES FILE=* / FILE='TEMP.SAV'. RECODE TAG (SYSMIS=2). GRAPH /LINE(MULTIPLE) MEAN(var) BY i BY tag /MISSING=REPORT.