In a Cartesian plane, the representation of a distribution with one or more

qualitative statistical attributes in which each element is represented individually by a point.

The scatter plot is sometimes called a

scatter graph.

A scatter plot can reveal a group or cluster of the most significant data, any gaps, or inconsistent data in the distribution.

### Examples

**Percentage of people who own a car in Touteville based on income**

In this example, the scatter plot is in the shape of a circle. The dependency between the two statistical characteristics studied is low or zero.