Scatter Plot

Dots are placed in an x-y coordinate system, based on two variables. The plot is often used when it is thought that the variables are correlated.

Examples

How your taxes will change

I’m pretty sure this is all that most people want to know. The…

Working on Tips, by State

What percentage of a waiter and waitress's income comes from tips and what comes from salary? The calculation isn't straightforward but we can try.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Finding the craft beer capital of America

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for…

Looking for more affordable homes and better schools in the suburbs

Families often move out of the city to the suburbs for more affordable…

Public versus experts, gun control

With this scatterplot, Quoctrung Bui and Margo Sanger-Katz for The Upshot describe where…

Lower socioeconomic status linked to lower education attainment

The Upshot highlights research from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis that…