8 tips and tricks for getting the most out of Statwing

1. When you first load a dataset, get an overview of the dataset and look for dirty data by selecting all the variables…

Select all


…and then selecting Describe.




2. You can also relate one variable to every other variable in the dataset by putting the key by that variable and then selecting Relate.



3. Keep your work organized by using workspaces, which you can think of like different tabs in a spreadsheet.

new workspace


4. If your variable names are unwieldy, change them by going to variable settings…

variable settings



… then clicking the name of the variable…

change variable name


…and then changing the name.

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5. Crosstabs have a lot of depth and interactivity, so it’s worth spending a few minutes learning how to use and understand them, if you haven’t already: http://docs.statwing.com/how-to-use-statwing/#crosstabs


6. It’s hard to interpret a chart that’s out of order, so if you have groups that should have a clear order…

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…select “Sort” then “Reorder Manually”… 

manual sort

… and then organize the data.

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7. If you want to export a lot of data to Excel, use the “Export Workspace” button.

Export workspace


8. If you ever have any questions or feedback, use the “Contact us” box in the lower right of the analysis interface. We’re zealous about responding to feedback and helping people use Statwing, so you’d be doing us a favor by letting us know what’s on your mind.

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