# Category Graphs and Charts

## An interesting side-by-side boxplot

Here’s an interesting example of a side-by-side boxplot I came across today. It shows data on the length of Ph.D. dissertations for a variety of fields of study. It’s a little crowded, so it’s not the most elegant boxplot. Also, the coloration doesn’t really add much since the fields are simply listed in reverse alphabetical […]

## Side-by-Side Boxplots

A side-by-side box plot is a useful tool for visually comparing two data sets. Box plots work well on large data sets that are too disorderly to be displayed using other plots, but they may be also used on neat data sets. Side-by-side box plots present all of the information that box plots do for each instance of a […]

## Scatterplots

A scatter plot is a graph representing the relationship between two quantitative variables. Each data point is represented by a dot on a cartesian plane with its position determined by its value of the two variables. For example, if I were to create a scatter plot using the variables of height and weight, the position of […]