2D Scatter and Related Charts

XY Scatter Chart

  • This is a 2D scatter graph whose XY coordinates are plotted in the order the data are present in the source worksheet. In this chart type, the markers represent groups of data objects.
  • This chart supports important exploratory features, e.g., walking through the hierarchy of data for step-wise exclusion and re-inclusion of data, generating a subset of data on the fly from selected data points, data brushing, etc.
Example Graphs

An XY Scatter Chart Displaying Two Groups of Data Objects

XY Scatter: Plotting Data Object by Group

An XY Scatter Chart Displaying Major Axis Density Ellipses

XY Scatter: Plotting Major Axis Density Ellipses by Group