Scatter Chart


The scatter chart -- also known as the XY chart -- plots data points using two value axes.

A positive association between variables will be exhibited with an upward trend, a negative association will be shown with a downward trend, and as expected, no apparent association will be revealed with absence of any trend.

Scatter charts are useful when x-values do not occur at even increments.

Common Uses

  • Showing the relationship between two variables
  • Charting data sets containing numerous points