What is the name of the type of data that a scatterplot is used to analyze?

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. If the points are coded (color/shape/size) one additional variable can be displayed. 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 vertica…

A scatterplot in which the areas of the sovereign states and dependent territories in the world are plotted on the vertical axis against their populations on the horizontal axis. The upper plot uses raw data. …

Graphs that are appropriate for bivariate analysis depend on the type of variable. For two continuous variables a scatterplot is a common graph. When one variable is categorical and the other continuous a box plot is common and when both are categorical a mosaic plot is common. These graphs are part of descriptive statistics.

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Mon Oct 13 2008 14:30:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) · A plot is a graphical technique for representing a data set usually as a graph showing the relationship between two or more variables. The plot can be drawn by hand or by a computer. In th...

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