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    Graphing very large and very small values

    I have to do a scatter graph and the data on both axes ranges from quite a few very small (0.002 to 0.13) values to quite a few very large (300 to 780) values, with a lot of values in between. There are no clear outliers.

    I just wanted to get some ideas about how I would go about scaling the axes..it would be a written test answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAdams View Post
    I have to do a scatter graph and the data on both axes ranges from quite a few very small (0.002 to 0.13) values to quite a few very large (300 to 780) values, with a lot of values in between. There are no clear outliers.

    I just wanted to get some ideas about how I would go about scaling the axes..it would be a written test answer.

    Thanks
    It sounds like you could use a logarithmic scale. Or, to put it another way, plot log x and log y instead of x and y.
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