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2D scatter plots

Scatter plots graph the elements of a data dimension (such as Page or City) on a grid in which the x- and y-axes represent different metrics.
Scatter plots can be useful when trying to understand the relationship between large numbers of disparate items, by two different metrics. In the following example, the scatter plot is showing each city by the number of visitors and the respective retention rate.
The scatter plot enables you to quickly see the outliers. Salt Lake City, for example, has a higher than average retention rate per visitor.
Scatter plots can also be used to show the consistency of data. In the following example, the scatter plot shows the number of visitors with sessions of a particular length.
The size of each point on the scatter plot is determined by the radius metric. The default radius metric differs for each Adobe application. For example, in Site, the radius metric is based on Sessions by default. You can change the radius metric to have the points in your scatter plots represent any available metric. For steps to do so, see Changing Radius Metrics The color of the points is based on the color legend that is open within the workspace. For more information about color legends, see Color Legends .

Select points

To select a single point
  • Click the point.
To add another point or group of points to your selection
  • Ctrl+click a point or Ctrl+drag across multiple points.
To remove a point or group of points from your selection
  • Shift+click a point or Shift+drag across several points.

Changing dimensions

  • Right-click the label of the dimension at the top of the graph and click Change Dimension > < dimension name > .

Changing metrics

To change the metric shown on the x- or y-axis of a scatter plot
  • Right-click the label of the metric that you want to change and click Change Metric > < metric name > .

Changing radius metrics

To change the radius metric of a scatter plot
Right-click the label of the dimension at the top of the graph and click Change Radius Metric > < metric name > .