# 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:

- 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.

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

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.