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Scatterplot Chart

A scatterplot chart, also known as a scatter graph, is a powerful tool for visually exploring the relationship between two continuous variables. It uses dots or markers to represent individual data points, where the position of each dot on the horizontal and vertical axes corresponds to the values for the two variables.

Scatterplot Chart A scatterplot chart

Good choices for X Axis

  • Numerical values

Good choices for Y Axis

  • Numerical values

When to use a scatter plot chart

Scatter plots are appropriate to use when:

  • You have two numeric variables.
  • Your dependent variable may have multiple values for each value of your independent variable.
  • You are trying to determine whether two numeric variables are related.
  • You want to identify outliers or patterns in numeric data.
  • You want to compare two or more groups of numeric data.

Scatter plots are often used in scientific fields to visualize the results of experiments. They can also be used in business and other fields to identify and analyze trends in numeric data.