# Re: why does sorting change a scatter plot graph?

*From*: "Mike Middleton" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:22:57 -0700

AndrewT420 -

Usually, for an XY (Scatter) chart, with values of X in a column and

corresponding values of Y in an adjacent column, for three or more points,

Excel assumes (correctly) "Series in Columns."

But, when you have only two X,Y pairs, Excel assumes (usually incorrectly

for most users) "Series in Rows."

You can check this by selecting the chart (or some object of the chart) and

choosing Chart | Source Data | Data Range.

- Mike

www.mikemiddleton.com

"AndrewT420" <AndrewT420@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

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Why does the way a spread sheet is sorted change the look of a scatter

plot

graph??? the graph is just a plot of two points, (X, Y) and these two

points

are definded by two collumns for a given row. The two collumns don't

change,

and the row all stays together, so why does it change where points are

plotted out on the graph when you re-sort it?

.

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