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Timeline scatterplot

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Timeline scatterplot
Scatterplot is used to compare of driving habits and petrol prices. Each point in the plot is joined to the previous years point, with the drawn path indicating order in time.
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.
Create your own
  • Some combination charts, such as bar and line charts, can be created in standard applications such as Excel (using more than one axis). Others can be combined by saving visualisations as image files and combining in an image editor.
  • Scatterplots can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.
  • Time lines can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel More sophisticated visualisations can be created using commercial packages such as Tableau, or development languages such as Processing.