The term “dot plot” can be used for any graph that is encoding data in a dot or small circle. There are a few common types that I’ll focus on here. If you’ve ever asked yourself—What is a dot plot? How do I interpret a dot plot? When should I use a dot plot? or What are pros and cons of dot plots?—you’ll find the answers in this post. I’ll also share some tips on creating them and where to find examples that will inform and inspire.
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