# Scatter

**What type of data does a scatter plot represent?**

Scatter plots represent the correlation or relationship between two **numerical variables**. They are a valuable tool for exploratory data analysis, helping you to identify potential relationships, outliers, and patterns in your data.

Each dot on the plot represents a single data point:

Position on the x-axis is determined by the value of one variable

Its position on the y-axis is determined by the value of the other variable.

There can be a:

**Positive correlation:**Dots slope upwards from left to right, indicating that as one variable increases, the other also tends to increase.**Negative correlation:**Dots slope downwards from left to right, indicating that as one variable increases, the other tends to decrease.**No correlation:**The dots are scattered randomly, suggesting no clear relationship between the two variables.

Some data types represented by a scatter plot:

Height and weight of individuals

Advertising spending and sales revenue

Temperature and ice cream sales

Study hours and exam scores

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