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chart out

To establish a plan, method, or course for something. After Rose's surgery, the doctor will chart out a treatment plan for her ongoing physical therapy. Mom and dad are still charting out a course for our road trip.
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off the charts

1. Quite a lot more or better than is usual or was expected. Our electricity bill was off the charts last month! How could we be using that much energy?
2. Especially or unbelievably great, wonderful, exciting, etc. I'm telling you, that concert is going to be off the charts!
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chart something out (for someone or something)

to lay out a plan or course for someone or something. The navigator charted the course out for the captain. The captain charted out the course for us.
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off the ˈcharts

(about a score, number, price, etc.) far higher or better than normal: Gas prices are off the charts, making this an expensive winter for home heating.The response has been off the charts. Everybody loved it.
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n. a musical score. (see also map.) Come on, man! Look at the chart! You’re making clinkers like hot cakes.


n. the trade magazine rankings of current pop music. The big one is back on the charts this week. Give it a listen.
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The most commonly used charts--and the ones you should start with--are the X (X-bar) and R charts.
Depending on the appearance of these charts, you will be able to tell whether your process is in control or out of control.
So you will set to work to get rid of blows using the same procedure: Gather your staff and prepare a Fishbone diagram of the possible causes of blows, look at your control charts for clues and fix the problems.
Enter the data shown in columns A through D; then click the Chart Wizard button.
Click Next to go to step 3 in the Chart Wizard dialog, and you will be prompted to set the chart options.
Click Next again to go to step 4, and select the chart location to be an object in your current spreadsheet.
SPC charts and Cp and Cpk indices are provided in real time, as well as audible and visual alarms.
It's said to provide instant results of process- or machine-capability studies and fast updating of control charts by pressing individual keys marked Cpk, X-Bar, R, sigma, and so forth.
One reason for this rule is that the [X-bar] and R charts are more sensitive to changes in the process than the individuals charts.
Thus, [X-bar] and R charts are generally better to use than X and moving range charts.
0 is Windows-based quality-improvement software with 24 SPC charts, including run, variable control, attribute control, Pareto, and histogram types.
From a single screen, Synergy users can create control, run, and Pareto charts, histograms, and capability studies.