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Scatter Plot
An array of data points across two axes (a matrix). A series of observation points.

The purpose of a scatter plot is to reveal the correlation between different variables.


Examples of Scatter Plots
Some common examples of scatters plots used by asset managers include the following:

Classification of Scatter Plot Pattenrs
Listed below are the five primary patterns (copulas) that can be discerned in the scatter plot date:

Analysis
Listed below are some of the analytical tools associated with a scatter plot.
  • The average of all points on the scatter plot
  • The trend line for the points on the scatter plot
  • The classification/organization into quadrants on the matrix.
Portfolio Condition-Priority matrix with scatter plot distribution of a portfolio of facilities.
Fig. A scatter plot (in the form of a matrix) revealing the correlation of the different conditions and priorities of a portfolio of facilities shown on a matrix with four quadrants.


Animation to reveal the results of strategic reinvestment at certain buildings/facilities and their resultant repositioning on the condition-energy matrix
Fig. A scatter plot represented in 3-dimensional format to include a third variable in a multi-variate analysis.


Fig. A scatter plot with trend line fitted to all the points

See also:

The "high" performers identified on a scatter plotPoor performing buildings identified on a scatter plot
Fig.  Left: The "high" performers identified on a scatter plot. Right: "Poor" performers identified on a scatter plot. 


Dispersion bands on a scatter plot
Fig. Dispersion bands on a scatter plot.

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