# Create a Basic Scatter Plot

Create a Basic Scatter Plot##
Minitab^{®}
– Procedure

The basic "scatter plot" command creates a simple scatter plot of a response variable *y* against a predictor variable *x*.

- Select
**Graph**>>**Scatterplot ...** - Select the graph type "
**Simple**." - Specify your
**Y variable**and your**X variable**in the boxes provided. - Select
**OK**. A new window containing the scatter plot will appear.

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Example

*Sports Illustrated* published results of a study designed to determine how well professional golfers putt. The data set puttgolf.txt contains data on the lengths of putts and the percentage of successful putts made by professional golfers during 15 tournaments. Only putts that were 2 to 20 feet from the hole are included in the data set.

What do the plot of *y* = *success* and *x* = *length* suggest about the relationship between the two variables?