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ProcessControl[XChart] - generate the X chart

Calling Sequence

XChart(X, n, options, plotoptions)

Parameters

X

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data

n

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(optional) sample size

options

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(optional) equation(s) of the form option=value where option is one of color, confidencelevel, controllimits, ignore, rbar, speclimits, or xbar; specify options for generating the X chart

plotoptions

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(optional) parameters to pass to the plot command

Description

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The XChart command generates control chart for individual observations. The chart also contains the upper control limit (UCL), the lower control limit (LCL), and the mean value (represented by the center line) of the underlying quality characteristic. Unless explicitly given, the control limits are computed based on the data.

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The first parameter X is a single data sample, given as a Vector or list. Each value represents an individual observation.

Computation

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All computations involving data are performed in floating-point; therefore, all data provided must have type realcons and all returned solutions are floating-point, even if the problem is specified with exact values.

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For more information about computation in the ProcessControl package, see the ProcessControl help page.

Options

  

The options argument can contain one or more of the following options.

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color=list -- This option specifies colors of the various components of the X chart. The value of this option must be a list containing the color of the control limits, center line, data to be plotted, and the specification limits.

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confidencelevel=realcons -- This option specifies the required confidence level. The default value is 0.9973, corresponding to a 3 sigma confidence level.

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controllimits=deduce or [realcons, realcons] -- This option specifies the values for the control limits. The first element is the value of the lower control limit. The second element is the value of the upper control limit. For data with variable sample size, the value of this option must be a list of control limits for each sample. If this option is set to deduce (the default value), the control limits are computed based on the data.

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ignore=truefalse -- This option controls how missing values are handled by the XChart command. Missing values are represented by undefined or Float(undefined). So, if ignore=false and X contains missing data, the XChart command returns undefined. If ignore=true, all missing items in X are ignored. The default value is true.

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rbar=deduce or realcons -- This option specifies the mean value of the moving ranges of two observations.

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speclimits=none, [realcons, realcons] -- This option specifies the values for the specification limits. The first element is the value of the lower specification limit. The second element is the value of the upper specification limit. The default value is none.

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xbar=deduce or realcons -- This option specifies the mean value of the underlying quality characteristic.

Examples

withProcessControl:

infolevel[ProcessControl]:=1:

A:=33.75,33.05,34.00,33.81,33.46,34.02,33.68,33.27,33.49,33.20,33.62,33.00,33.54,33.12,33.84:

XChartA

XControlLimitsA

32.2448378926038,34.8018287740628

(1)

l:=XControlLimitsA,confidencelevel=0.95

l:=32.2448378926038,34.8018287740628

(2)

XChartA,controllimits=l

See Also

infolevel, ProcessControl, ProcessControl[MRChart], ProcessControl[XBarChart], ProcessControl[XControlLimits], Statistics

References

  

Montgomery, Douglas C. Introduction to Statistical Quality Control. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.


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