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Can Numbers do x-y scatterplots?

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AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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Mar 17, 2012 10:28 AM

I had a few moments to play around with Numbers on an iPad today and it did not seem have this ability.  Did I simply overlook the option?

 

It's such a basic chart type that I was quite surprised.  I even tried it on a MacBook Air and couldn't find it in the desktop/laptop version either!

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  • Papa.G Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    If this is what you are calling an x-y scatter plot, then

    from the Charts menu, it's the one with all the little random dots.

     

    Untitled-1.jpg

    An example: x vs ln(x).

  • Papa.G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    This is what I get using the scatter plot in Numbers:

     

    pov.jpg

  • Papa.G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Mar 26, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    Well, I can't say much for the documentation. I mainly just fiddle with it until I figure it out. Good luck! :-D

  • Papa.G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 7:40 PM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    Maybe I'm not getting what you are asking. When I plot your example data, using the scatter plot, I get:

    Untitled-1.gif

    Is this not what you were expecting?

  • Papa.G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    Untitled-1.gif

     

    lol, just select Connect Points in the Numbers Chart menu.

  • Papa.G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    I'm glad I was able to help! The documentation for Numbers is pretty lean. You just have to dig through it and try all the options. Have fun and good luck with your projects!

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