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Scatter Chart

A scatter chart visualizes data points as individual dots on a coordinate grid, allowing for the examination of relationships and patterns between variables.

Comet Experiment Management - Scatter chart
An example of a scatter chart

Use the scatter chart in Comet to visualize a metric or parameter (the Y axis) against (the X axis) another metric or parameter, and (through the Z axis) allow for scatter plot sizing.


The value in the Z axis usually corresponds to the size of the dots in the diagram, rather than their placement.

About the Configuration Sidebar

The Configuration sidebar consists of three tabs:

  • Data: Select what to display in each axis.

    • [Y axis, X axis, Z axis]: Define the experiment attribute to use for each axis, including which transformations to perform on it.

      Supported aggregations are: count, sum, avg, median, mode, rms, stddev, Min value, Max value, first, and last [default is last].

    • Outliers: Decide whether to show or ignore outliers.

    • Annotations: Define an optional line to plot across the scatter dots based on min y-values, max y-values, and/or *avg y-value*s.

  • Axis: Define min and max value for either or both X and Y axis.

  • Legend: Decide whether or not to display up to 3 legend keys in the chart.

    The selected legend keys are appended in order and separated via a "-".

    By default, the panel does not display the legend and suggests using the experiment name only.

May. 17, 2024