Definition

Effectively a standard, disaggregated scatterplot (i.e. Measures on both axes) but where data points are connected by setting Mark type to Line, and the Path is set using a specified Dimension.

Videos

The first video was uploaded by The Information Lab:

And the second is via Andy Kriebel:

Blog posts

Andy’s blog post is here:

http://www.vizwiz.com/2015/03/connectedscatterplots.html

Ben Jones posted this excellent article back in 2013:

http://dataremixed.com/2013/05/connected-scatterplots-and-strikeout/

Interworks came up with an interesting “other” type of scatterplot:

https://www.interworks.com/blog/pmathewson/2014/11/10/tableau-viz-scatter-plot-twist-movement-plot

The Information Lab partnered their video with this blog post:

http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2014/11/11/creating-connected-scatterplots-tableau/

Example workbooks

As part of #MakeoverMonday, Andy Kriebel found a good use case for this chart type:

https://public.tableau.com/views/HotelRevenueandTravelAgents/Final?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&:showTabs=y&:showVizHome=no

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