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I'm looking to put error bars on several line graphs. I know that I can adjust the error bars by line series, but can I specify the error bar ranges by data point? If so, how?

Solved by M. H. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:20

Hi

User
17/08/2018 - 04:20

Hey there

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:21

can you share the excel

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:21

and explain further what you r trying to achieve

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:23

are you there

User
17/08/2018 - 04:23

Sure, I'm trying to attach the file now

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Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:24

got the file

User
17/08/2018 - 04:24

The graph labeled "Belief-Based 5-Class Model" is the one I'm working on

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:25

Belief-Based Subtypes 5-Class Model bar graph?

User
17/08/2018 - 04:25

Each data point in each of the line series on that graph has a different confidence interval that cannot be specified by a percentage. I need to add custom error bars to each of the data points...if this is possible

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:25

ok

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:25

go to design tab

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:26

under add elements -> error bar

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Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:27

selct custom

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User
17/08/2018 - 04:28

So I see I can do that, but I then seem to only have the option of adding error bars based on line series and not based on data point

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:28

the error data is the same for all the bars

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:29

1 mean for a given series the same

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:29

so 1st select a series ...then under design ->add elements ->error bar

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:30

so you can keep repeating that for each of the series I/C ,P/U

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:30

and so on..

User
17/08/2018 - 04:30

Each of my data points in the series I specify come from three different scales, with different means and different confidence intervels. Can I specify the error bars by data point only?

Excelchat Expert
17/08/2018 - 04:32

no not for each data point. for a given series you can specify

User
17/08/2018 - 04:32

okay thanks, that's all I was looking for

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