## How do dot plots work?

A dot plot, also called a dot chart, is a type of simple histogram-like chart used in statistics for relatively small data sets where values fall into a number of discrete bins. To draw a dot plot, count the number of data points falling in each bin and draw a stack of dots that number high for each bin.

**What are dot plots best used for?**

Dot plots are used for continuous, quantitative, univariate data. Data points may be labelled if there are few of them. Dot plots are one of the simplest statistical plots, and are suitable for small to moderate sized data sets. They are useful for highlighting clusters and gaps, as well as outliers.

**What is the dot plot Fed?**

The “dot plot” shows projections for the federal funds rate … a key short-term interest rate that can affect savings yields and consumer loan rates. Each dot represents the view of a Fed policy maker for the rate’s target range at the end of each year shown. Markets generally focus on the median “dot” or projection.

### What does a dot plot tell you?

A dot plot is similar to a histogram in that it displays the number of data points that fall into each category or value on the axis, thus showing the distribution of a set of data.

**How do you plot frequency?**

To make a histogram, follow these steps:

- On the vertical axis, place frequencies. Label this axis “Frequency”.
- On the horizontal axis, place the lower value of each interval.
- Draw a bar extending from the lower value of each interval to the lower value of the next interval.

**What is the difference between a dot plot and a frequency table?**

The dot plot (right) is very similar to the frequency table, but instead of using numbers to show frequency, it uses dots. Each dot represents a data point. In a histogram, you can use the same intervals as you did for the frequency table. The histogram shows the same information as the frequency table does.

#### What do dot plots tell us?

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