wikipedia states:

A scatter plot (also called a scatter graph, scatter chart, scattergram, or scatter diagram)[2] is a type of plot or mathematical diagram using Cartesian coordinates to display values for typically two variables for a set of data.


Tableau Software shared a video to show appropriate use cases for scatter plots:

Chris Love‘s Quadrant Analysis video for The Information Lab:

Blog posts

Chris also shared a “Good to great” article on The Information Lab looking at Combination scatter plots:

Tableau’s online help gives a simple to follow guide to creating a basic scatter plot:

Whilst Carly Capitula at wrote this:

Example workbooks

It’s a common chart type, so plenty of great examples can be found on Tableau Public. A couple of examples include this from Jonni Walker:!/vizhome/UrbanDiversityInAmerica/Dashboard1

And this from Steve Fenn:!/vizhome/TheGunProblemWeDontMention_1/AllDeathsvsLawRank

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