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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Making a scatterplot

If you are in possession of a collection of measurements that, as is usually the case, is subject to random errors, an attempt to simply plot a curve through the measurements may result in a chaotic graph that will be difficult to interpret. In these cases, one usually begins with a scatterplot, which is simply a plot of a dot or small symbol at each data point. An examination of such a plot often leads to the discovery of correlations or patterns.

Making a scatterplot

Getting ready

To make this recipe interesting, we need some slightly random-looking data. You may have some available, in which case you merely need to ensure that it is in a format ...

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