A scatter plot (also called a scatterplot, scatter graph, scatter chart, scattergram, or scatter diagram) is a type of plot or mathematical diagram using Cartesian coordinates to display values for typically two variables for a set of data. This video will show you how to create a scatter chart in the visual paradigm online.

What is a Scatter Chart?

A Scatter Chart is a type of plot or mathematical diagram using Cartesian coordinates to display values for typically two variables for a set of data. The data are displayed as a collection of points, each having the value of one variable determining the position on the horizontal axis and the value of the other variable determining the position on the vertical axis. If the points are coded with color, shape, or size, one additional variable can be displayed, it is often called a bubble chart.

Scatter Chart Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages

Scatter diagrams are easy to draw.
It can be easily understood and interpreted.
Shows the correlation between two variables.
Observation and reading of the pattern and trend are straightforward.

Disadvantages

The correlation does not mean and does not show causation.
Data on both axes have to be continuous data.
Cannot use Scatter diagrams to show the relation of more than two variables.

How to Create a Scatter Chart?

  1. In VP Online, you can create a scatter chart by selecting the Charts tool, then dragging the line chart into your design.

  2. You can go to Format Panel, Chart, and Edit data, to alter the data of the chart in a spreadsheet. Easily edit your data in an intuitive spreadsheet editor. Visual Paradigm Online makes it simple to enter your information and turn it into a stunning chart.

  3. You can also alter the chart data by directly drag & drop the nodes in the chart.

  4. You can change the chart style in the Format panel. Visual Paradigm Online supports a rich set of style options for all chart types. You can easily customize your chart to match your company’s brand colors and fonts or choose the color that matches your topic. Customize everything, from the fonts and colors to the position of titles and legends in a few clicks.

Chart Templates

Visual Paradigm Online free chart maker features a wide range of professional chart templates. You just need to select a template to get started, and then enter your data to get instant results. Try to choose a beautiful template that you want, and easily create your own scatter chart.