Plot Types

Several unique 2D and 3D plot types can be created, modified, and displayed with Grapher. An example of each plot type is shown below. The Graphs tab Create commands or the graph wizard are used to create a graph.

 

The plot types are organized in the Graphs tab by category:

 

Basic Plots

Basic plots are plots that display data as lines, points, and bubbles on two or three axes. All properties of the plot are editable, including the display of symbols and lines. All properties of the containing graph are also editable, including the axes, graph title, and graph background.

Line Plot

Scatter Plot

Line/Scatter Plot

Step Plot

YX Function Plot

XY Function Plot

Parametric Function Plot

Bubble Plot

Class Plot

3D Ribbon Plot

3D Wall Plot

3D Ribbon Step Plot

3D XYZ Plot

3D YX Function Plot

3D XY Function Plot

3D Parametric Function Plot

3D Bubble Plot

3D Class Plot

 

Bar Plots

Bar plots display data as bars or floating bars in two and three dimensions. All properties of the plot are editable, including the bar width, bar colors, and number of bars. All properties of the containing graph are also editable, including the axes, graph title, and graph background.

Vertical Bar Chart

Horizontal Bar Chart

Vertical Floating Bar Chart

Horizontal Floating Bar Chart

Vertical Category Bar Chart

Horizontal Category Bar Chart

3D Vertical Bar Chart

3D Horizontal Bar Chart

3D Vertical Floating Bar Chart

3D Horizontal Floating Bar Chart

3D XYZ Vertical Bar Chart

3D XYZ Horizontal Bar Chart

 

3D XYZ Vertical Floating Bar Chart

3D XYZ Horizontal Floating Bar Chart

 

 

Polar Plots

Polar plots display data as lines, points, and bars on polar axes. Data are defined by angle and distance from the center of the plot. Various options exist for each plot type, including setting the axis properties, line properties, symbol properties, and bar properties. Some plots have other properties, such as binning and number of axes.

Polar Line Plot

Polar Scatter Plot

Polar Line/Scatter Plot

Polar Class Scatter

2 Point Polar Vector Plot

1 Point Polar Vector Plot

Function Plot

Parametric Function Plot

Polar Bar Chart

Rose Chart

Wind Chart

Radar Chart

 

Ternary Plots

Ternary plots represent relative percentages in a three component system. Ternary class plots are used to show classification information in the plot. Ternary bubble plots add a fourth dimension to the presented information by varying the symbol size. Various properties, including axis properties, line properties, symbol properties, class properties, and bubble properties can be edited.

 

Ternary Scatter Plot

Ternary Line/Scatter Plot

Ternary Line Plot

 

Ternary Class Plot

Ternary Bubble Plot

 

 

 

Specialty Plots

Specialty plots incorporate many different graph types. Various properties, including axis properties, line properties, bar width properties, number of slices, and method of defining the variables can be edited.

High-Low-Close Plot

High-Low-Close Candlestick Plot

1 Point Vector Plot

2 Point Vector Plot

3D 2 Point Vector Plot

XYZ-dx,dy,dz Vector Plot

 

 

 

Stiff Plot

 

 

Statistical Plots

Statistical plots are plots that display data in a format used to determine some statistical property of the data. Statistical plots can be displayed in two or three dimensions and include a variety of plot types. All properties of the plot are editable, including the display of symbols, lines, and bars. All properties of the containing graph are also editable, including the axes, graph title, and graph background.

Vertical Histogram

Horizontal Histogram

3D Vertical Histogram

3D Horizontal Histogram

Box-Whisker Plot

Notched Box-Whisker Plot

Box-Whisker Plot, Horizontal

Notched Box-Whisker Plot, Horizontal

Pie Chart

3D XYY Pie Chart

Q-Q Plot

Normal Q-Q Plot

 

 

Doughnut Plot

3D Doughnut Plot

 

 

 

Contour Surface Maps

XY Contour Data Map

XZ Contour Data Map

XY Contour Grid Map

XZ Contour Grid Map

XY Contour Function Map

XZ Contour Function Map

Surface Data Map

Surface Function Map

Surface Grid Map

 

 

 

 

 

2D Summation

 

 

 

See Also

Creating Graphs

Graph Wizard

Template Graphs

Introduction to Grapher

Three-Minute Tour

Grapher Tutorial Introduction