Line, Scatter, and Line/Scatter Plots

The Home | New Graph | Basic | Line Plot, Home | New Graph | Basic | Scatter Plot, and Home | New Graph | Basic | Line/Scatter Plot commands create a line, scatter, or line and scatter plot from a data file. The data is displayed as a line, as symbols, or as a combination of a line and symbols. The data are plotted in the order in which they appear in the data file. You can have multiple line/scatter plots in a graph. In addition, the plots can contain fit curves, error bars, labels, and color fill. You can also clip the curves.

 

Click the Line Plot,Scatter Plot, or Line/Scatter Plot buttons to create the desired plot type.

 

 

2D Line/Scatter Plot
Line/Scatter plots show data as lines, lines and
symbols, or only symbols. This graph has three
plots: a pink line only plot, a green symbol only
plot, and a blue line and symbol plot.

 

Creating a New Line, Scatter, or Line/Scatter Plot

To create a new line, scatter, or line/scatter graph:

  1. Click the Home | New Graph | Basic | Line Plot, Home | New Graph | Basic | Scatter Plot, or Home | New Graph | Basic | Line/Scatter Plot command.

  2. Select a data file in the Open Worksheet dialog. You can select a new data file or you can select an open data file in the Open worksheets section.

  3. Click the Open button. A line, scatter, or line/scatter plot is created using the default properties.

 

Editing an Existing Line, Scatter, or Line/Scatter Plot

To change the features of a line, scatter, or line/scatter plot, click once on the plot in either the plot window or the Object Manager to select it. The properties of the selected line/scatter plot are displayed in the Property Manager.

 

Click the following tabs in the Property Manager to change different properties:

Plot

Data Limits

Error Bars

Labels

Symbol

Line

Fill

 

Graph Properties

The graph properties contain the following pages in the Property Manager.

Title

Line

Fill

3D Settings

 

 

See Also

3D Ribbon/Wall Plot

XYZ Line/Scatter Plot

Fit Curves

Creating Multiple Graphs on a Page

Add Plots

Standard Axes

Add Additional Axes

Duplicate Axes

Legends

Multi-Graph Legends

Graph Title

List Worksheets

Calculate Area

Fill Between Plots

Graph Wizard