If I select two columns of data what are the steps to make a simple x vs y graph of that data? I know its sort of a dumb question but i cant see how to do this. It automatically suggests any graph other than a basic x vs y. Thanks for any help
I assume you want the data displayed as points rather than lines, bars, wedges, etc.
Select the data you want to plot.
In the menu at the top, choose Insert --> Chart. The default is a line graph.
In the Chart Editor, choose Data --> Chart type --> Scatter chart. This gives you points instead of a line.
Thanks for the steps jtbell appreciate it. I did exactlt as you specified and I can get the scatter chart but the x-axis is always missing. I attached pic of what it looks like. Its just random numbers. Thanks for any more help
That looks like it's plotting the x and y values separately, blue and red respectively. I have to go out soon, but later today I'll try to reproduce your result and see how the steps differ from the way I made my plot.
In the meantime, try adding labels to the top of each column of data (like my x and y) and include them when you select the data. Maybe that makes a difference.
Thank you again for this help. I finally found out that if I select data columns in separate steps then it will plot the points and plot line.
Im trying to plot pressure vs temp to extrapolate value for absolute zero, but the graph looks pretty bad with the values i got from lab. I think I should repeat lab
btw Borek this is all in google docs.