Scatter plot with missing categories
This scatter graphs (scattergraph. scatter chart, scatter plot, scatterplot, scatter diagram) sample show how the scatter plot with missing categories on the left,
the growth appears to be more linear with less variation. It was designed on the base of the Wikimedia Commons files: Scatter Plot with missing categories.svg [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scatter_Plot_with_missing_categories.svg], and A scatter plot without missing categories.svg [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_scatter_plot_without_missing_categories.svg].
This file is available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. [creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en]
"In statistics, a misleading graph, also known as a distorted graph, is a graph that misrepresents data, constituting a misuse of statistics and with the result that an incorrect conclusion may be derived from it.
Graphs may be misleading through being excessively complex or poorly constructed. Even when constructed to accurately display the characteristics of their data, graphs can be subject to different interpretation. ...
Graphs created with omitted data remove information from which to base a conclusion. ...
In financial reports, negative returns or data that do not correlate a positive outlook may be excluded to create a more favorable visual impression." [Misleading graph. Wikipedia]
The chart example "Scatter plot with missing categories" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Scatter Diagrams solution from the Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.