# [Solved] How to graph a partial correlation?

#### yonder24

##### New Member
Hi everyone,

I would like to be able to make a graph for a partial correlation. Of course, to do so, I'll need the new X and Y values. I used SPSS to calculate the partial correlation, but it doesn't seem to give me the new values.

Is it possible to calculate the new values and make a graph? If so, do you know how I might do that?

Thanks,
Scott

#### Masteras

##### TS Contributor
Of course, to do so, I'll need the new X and Y values? meaning?
...but it doesn't seem to give me the new values.
? what is this?

#### yonder24

##### New Member
Sorry I wasn't clear

Sorry that I wasn't clear.

So, when you calculate a bivariate correlation, you have the values for variable 1 and the values for variable 2.

I then used SPSS to calculate a partial correlation using values for variable 3.

I now want to plot the partial correlation between variable 1 and variable 2. Is that possible?

#### jamesmartinn

##### Member
Google "Michael Friendly" and "Sas graphics", you might turn up something. If all else fails, draw a venn diagram.

#### yonder24

##### New Member
Re: How to graph a partial correlation?

I looked into it some more and found a way to plot a partial correlation on SPSS. Here's how, for those of you who would like to know.

Analyze -> Regression -> Linear Regression

Drag the independent variable of interest and the covariates into the Independent(s) space. Drag the dependent variable into the Dependent slot.

Then, click on "Plots..." and select "Produce all partial plots".

#### Masteras

##### TS Contributor
Re: How to graph a partial correlation?

yes of course, i had forgot it. but bear in mind the variables in the x and y axes.