Across the top of the Data Desk desktop, you will find a Ribbon that holds icons for basic Data Desk displays and analyses. The Ribbon provides the simplest access to these commands. To make a plot or perform an analysis using the Ribbon, simply click on the icon for the command. Data Desk will open a window specific to that command and invite you to drop variables on it – possibly in specific places.
Drag the icons of variables onto the window and drop them at the indicated locations. Data Desk will immediately perform the calculation or make the plot you request. For commands that can operate on several variables, you can drag additional variables onto the indicated part of the window. In addition, you can drag alternative variables over the names of variables previously used in the window to replace them.