# 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## Contour Surface Maps

See Also

Creating
Graphs

Graph
Wizard

Template
Graphs

Introduction
to Grapher

Three-Minute
Tour

Grapher
Tutorial Introduction