Relationship Map: Options

The Options dialog provides settings that control the relationship map's node and link sizes, layout, link labels, and missing values.

Node Size
Nodes represent variables and variable categories. Large nodes represent strong connections; small nodes represent weak connections. The available settings set the Minimum and Maximum node size.
Link Size
Links represent the strength of influence between nodes. Thick link lines represent strong influence; thin link lines represent weak influence. The available settings set the Minimum and Maximum link line size.
The available settings control the relationship map layout orientation.
When selected, the relationship map displays in a circular pattern with the nodes on the outside edge of the circle, and the link lines inside the circle.
When selected, an algorithm is used to group together the strongest links. This is intended to highlight strong links using spatial differentiation as well as weighted lines.
When selected, the relationship map data is represented in a web display that is laid out in a regularly spaced grid pattern.
Label Links
Smallest N links
Adds count labels on the smallest specified N links.
Largest N links
Adds count labels on the largest specified N links.
Discard links below count
Hides any links with a count less than the specified value.
Group links
When selected, the strongest links are grouped together.
Missing Values
Controls the treatment of missing values. You can choose to Include or Exclude (the default setting) missing values.
Exclude Missing
Exclude cases pairwise
Cases with no missing values for variables in a group are included. The case may have missing values for variables used in other groups.
Exclude cases listwise
Cases with missing values for any variable are excluded from all analyses.

Specifying Relationship Map Options

This feature requires the Statistics Base option.

  1. From the menus, choose:

    Graphs > Relationship Map...

  2. In the Relationship Map dialog, click Options.