# scatterplot

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## scatterplot

[skat´er-plot]
a plot in rectangular coordinates of paired observations of two random variables, each observation plotted as one point on the graph; the scatter or clustering of points provides an indication of the strength of the relationship between the two variables.
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The above scatter graph shows that these (X,Y) pairs are reasonably randomly Distributed--an indicator that there is no strong relationship between these two variables.
I saw the same difference in scatter graphs eight or nine years ago and it has changed very little today.
The most commonly used functions are shapes, scatter graphs, and text boxes.
There are a number of mathematical techniques which can be used to predict future patterns and the GCSE maths syllabus contains some of these ideas, including scatter graphs, time series graphs and difference method number patterns.
Graphics -- Simple graphics tools such as scatter graphs, trend lines, histograms, box and whiskers, leaf and stem can quickly describe markets, property characteristics, market trends and economic relationships.
Many of the tools discussed in these references, including scatter graphs, box plots, spider graphs, and radial plots, can be utilized to visualize process behavior and process parameter relationships in a forest products manufacturing facility.
Use bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, scatter graphs, etc.
It seems almost universal within the computer industry, to relegate these so-called scatter graphs to a secondary position and limit the ability to do fancy things with X-Y data.
Some groupware systems display overall results (averages), scatter graphs of individual responses, diversity among responses (graphic presentation of variance) and comparisons of subgroup responses.
Create and format time-series and scatter graphs that show relationships as a function of time or between variables.
Analysts can now highlight data directly on time-series or scatter graphs, or in tables, and then flip to a simple editing screen to easily handle all common editing functions.

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