Why can scatter plot not display multiple variables ? Let’s say independent variable on x-axis and more than one dependent variables on y-axis with different colour codes…

Hi Mr.@deeptanudatta

Generally, 2D scatter plots are used to identify the type of relationship between any two quantitative variables. A 3D scatter plot allows the visualization of multivariate data. This scatter plot takes multiple scalar variables and uses them for different axes in phase space. The different variables are combined to form coordinates in the phase space and they are displayed using glyphs and colored using another scalar variable.

It is possible in a scatter plot to plot the different data(say these are dependent on independent variables) by specifying the colors to them between dependent and independent variables. But when you have more variables either dependent or independent then you can go for 3D scatter plots, where you can plot multivariate data along different axes. We can’t go for 2D scatter plot when you have multiple or multi-dimensional variables instead you can use it when you have two properties or two variables as dependent and independent or both independent. So 2D scatter plot can’t display multiple variables but 3D does on different axes.

You can refer this links to know more about scatter plots:

1)https://ncss-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/themes/ncss/pdf/Procedures/NCSS/3D_Scatter_Plots.pdf

2)https://pmstudycircle.com/2014/08/what-is-a-scatter-diagram-correlation-chart/

3)https://chartio.com/learn/charts/what-is-a-scatter-plot/

I hope this will help you.

Best wishes

Nikhil

Hey @deeptanudatta,

Scatter Plot is basically a set of points plotted on a horizontal and vertical axis. In statics, these plots are important because they show the extend of correlations between variables. The multivariable shows the relationships among several variables. A scatter graph displays two interrelated quantitative variables. So, you enter two sets of numeric data into two separate columns.

For multiple variables or you may add additional parameters.Bubble charts plot data defined in terms of three distinct numeric parameters. They allow the comparison of entities in terms of their relative positions with respect to each numeric axis and their size as well. Bubble charts are different because both axes of a bubble chart are numeric.

For more understanding, you can go through the below link