Scatter plots show data as points using Cartesian coordinates.
Scatter plots can have two metrics, one for the x-axis and the other for the y-axis, and one attribute, which determines the meaning of each data point. They help identify correlations, patterns, or clusters in data, analyze trends between two metrics, or to track the magnitude of two metrics from the same chart, which makes them especially useful in fields such as statistics, data analysis, and scientific research. For example, a scatter plot can be used to analyze the relationship between a person’s age and their income level.
Scatter plots have the following sections:
- Metric (X-axis)
- Metric (Y-axis)
For information about common characteristics and settings of all visualizations, see the Visualization Types section.