Trace Statistical Data Plots on the TI83 Plus
Before tracing a statistical data plot on the TI83 Plus, press [2nd][ZOOM] and, if necessary, highlight the CoordOn in the second line of the Format menu and highlight ExprOn in the last line. This allows you to see the name of the data set being traced and the location of the cursor. To highlight an entry, use the
keys to place the cursor on the entry and then press [ENTER].
To trace a statistical data plot, press [TRACE]. In the upper left hand corner of the screen you see the Stat Plot number (P1, P2, or P3) and the name(s) of the data list(s) being traced. If you have more than one stat plot on the screen, repeatedly press
until the plot you want to trace appears in the upperleft corner of the screen.
Use the
keys to trace the plot. What you see depends on the type of plot.

Tracing a histogram: As you trace a histogram, the cursor moves from the top center of one bar to the top center of the next bar. At the bottom of the screen you see the values of min, max, and n. This tells you that there are n data points x such that

Tracing a box plot: As you trace a box plot from left to right, the values that appear at the bottom of the screen are minX (the minimum data value), Q1 (the value of the first quartile), Med (the value of the median), Q3 (the value of the third quartile, and maxX (the maximum data value).

Tracing a modified box plot: As you trace a modified box plot from left to right, the values that appear at the bottom of the screen are minX (the minimum data value), and then you see the values of the other outliers, if any, to the left of the interval defined by 1.5(Q3 – Q1).
The next value you see at the bottom of the screen is the value of the left bound of the interval defined by 1.5(Q3 – Q1). Then, as with a box plot, you see the values of the first quartile, the median, and the third quartile. After that you see the value of the right bound of the interval defined by 1.5(Q3 – Q1), the outliers to the right of this, if any, and finally you see maxX (the maximum data value).

Tracing a scatter or xyline plot: As you trace a scatter plot or an xyline plot, the coordinates of the cursor location appear at the bottom of the screen. The xcoordinate is a data value for the first data list named at the top of the screen; the ycoordinate is the corresponding data value from the second data list named at the top of the screen.