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Home General Processing Steps Visualization Dot Plots  
See also: Histogram  
Dot PlotDot plots are drawn by placing a symbol for each observation of a variable X at the corresponding position along a number line (Fig. A). However, this approach exhibits the drawback that equal observations are plotted on top of each other, thus creating a wrong impression of the distribution of the observations (especially when many observations are to be displayed). For that reason this kind of plot is most often drawn as a stacked dot plot where equal observations are displayed as a stack (Fig. B). If we replace the dot symbols by lines of a specific length we obtain line diagrams (Fig. C) which allow to draw more observations than stacked dot plots. However, line diagram must not be mixed up with histograms.


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