Scatter plots are useful for showing a correlation between two variables. They use continuous values on the y axis and continuous or discrete values on the x axis.
A scatter plot is sometimes called a scatter chart, scatter graph, or scatter diagram.
When To Use a Scatter Plot
Scatter plots are useful for showing correlation when your data set is messy or large. A line graph can be a better option if you have a small amount of data with an obvious correlation. Line graphs can become very messy and hard to read when the data set is large.
How To Make a Scatter Plot
Upload your dataset
Click the dataset input at the top of the page. Or drag and drop your dataset into the input box.
Pick a column for the horizontal x-axis
Choose a column for the x values that are not affected by the column that you will use on the vertical y-axis. The scatter plot maker will create a scatter plot.
Pick a column for the vertical y-axis
Choose a column for the y values that are influenced by the x values. This will make it easier to see how the x values affect the y values.
Download your Scatter Plot
Click the download button on the graph to download an image of your scatter plot. It's totally free.