Statistics Calculator: Scatter Plot

Make a scatter plot from a set of data.

Online Scatter Plot Generator

Use this page to generate a scatter diagram for a set of data:

  1. Enter the x and y data in the text box above. Data can be entered in two different formats:

      comma or space separated x values in the first line and comma or space separated y values in the second line, or ...
      individual x,y values (again, separated by commas or spaces) on each line.

    Individual values within a line may be separated by commas, tabs or spaces. This flexibility in the input format should make it easier to paste data taken from other applications or from text books.

  2. Press the "Submit Data" button to perform the computation.
  3. To clear the graph and enter a new data set, press "Reset".

For the scatter plot to be displayed the number of x-values must equal the number of y-values.
To clear the scatter graph and enter a new data set, press "Reset".

What is a scatter plot

A scatter plot (or scatter diagram) is a two-dimensional graphical representation of a set of data. Each x/y variable is represented on the graph as a dot or a cross.

This type of chart can be used in to visually describe relationships (correlation) between two numerical parameters or to represent distributions.

Excel is often used to generate scatter plots on a personal computer. See this article for a full explanation on producing a plot from a spreadsheet table.