### Effortlessly create and customize your scatter plot

Scatter plots may look complicated but don’t need to be. You can easily create a scatter plot by inputting your data and then Displayr will generate the visualization for you. Then simply change the color palette, labels, fonts, and logos to suit your needs.

### Easily readable and visually attractive

Scatter plots can look messy and fall victim to overplotting. It is easy to avoid this by not having too many data points and using Displayr’s customization features to adjust labels, markers, colors, transparency or size. This makes the data more easily readable and digestible for all.

### Easily publish, embed, or export to PowerPoint

You can publish or export your scatter plot to PowerPoint or PDF with a few clicks. If you need to create another scatter plot, you can easily duplicate your existing one and simply swap out the data file.

## Create your scatter plot in 3 easy steps

##### Step 1

Sign up to Displayr for free.

##### Step 2

Follow the prompts to connect, type, or paste your data and create your scatter plot. Next, add your other visualizations and text annotations.

##### Step 3

Add some filters to make your report interactive and publish or export to PowerPoint or as a PDF with one click.

## What is a scatter plot?

A scatter plot is a type of two-dimensional data visualization that uses dots to represent the values of two different variables. The data for each point is shown by its position plotted horizontally along the x-axis and vertically along the y-axis. This is often done to show the relationship between these two variables.

Scatter plots are also known as scatterplots, scatter graphs, scatter charts, scattergrams and scatter diagrams. They are also occasionally called correlation plots. Scatter plots look visually impressive and can often show additional variables with labels, markers, colors, transparency or size.

Often scatter plots do show an additional third or fourth variable. One of the ways to do so is to use the size of each data point to form a circle or bubble with the size of the bubble corresponding to the relative size of the value. Sometimes these are known as bubble plots. Scatter plots will also often include a trend line to make the relationship clearer.

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## Scatter plot FAQs

#### What is a scatter plot?

A scatter plot is data visualization that graphs pairs of data points for two different variables on a x-y axis. It is used to show the relationship between the two variables. If the variables are correlated, the data points will form a line or curve. The stronger the correlation, the closer the points will hug the line.

#### When to use a scatter plot?

Scatter plots are primarily used to see if there is a relationship between two numeric variables. When taken as a whole, the dots on a scatter plot form a pattern if there is a relationship between the two variables. Therefore, scatter plots are best used when you have two variables that pair well together, and you want to see if there is a positive or negative correlation.

#### When not to use a scatter plot?

Avoid using a scatter plot when you have variables that are obviously not related or have no relationship. You should also avoid using a scatter plot when you have lots of data points because this could cause overplotting. Overplotting is when data points overlap to the extent that individual dots become lost in large blobs and the graph becomes too difficult to read.

#### How to read a scatter plot?

Scatter plots often show the independent variable plotted on the horizontal axis and the dependent variable on the vertical axis. You can determine a trend or pattern in a relationship between the two variables by looking at how closely the data points cluster together or hug a line.

Relationships between variables can be noted as having a positive or negative correlation. They can also be described as strong or weak, linear, or nonlinear. The closer the data points come to forming a straight line, the higher the correlation between the two variables. The closer the points are clustered or closely follow a curve or line, the stronger the relationship. However, the more spread out the points are, the weaker the relationship.

If the data points form a rising straight line from near the origin to high y-values, the correlation could be called positive. If the data points start high on the y-axis and form a descending slope, the variables have a negative correlation.

#### How can I generate a scatter plot for free with Displayr?

It’s simple to use Displayr’s scatter plot generator for free. All you need to do is sign up here, confirm your email by clicking on the confirmation link that you’ll receive, and then follow the prompts to create your first heat map.

**How to create a scatter plot in Displayr? **

• Click Visualization

• Select Scatter

• Choose Scatter

• Click Add Data or Drag across your variable from Data Sets

• Click OK

• Customize your scatter plot using the options in the right hand menu