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Dec 10 2012   3:36PM GMT

Word of the Day – scatter plot

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Understanding how to abstract and represent abstraction is probably the biggest challenge in big data visualization.” — Irene Greif

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is scatter plot. Scatter plots are important in statistics because they can show the extent of correlation, if any, between variables. If no correlation exists between the variables, the points appear randomly scattered. If a small amount of correlation exists, the points tend to fall near a line or curve. If a large correlation exists, the points concentrate near a straight line.

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