Highcharts - Scatter Chart


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Following is an example of a basic scatter chart.

We have already seen the configuration used to draw a chart in Highcharts Configuration Syntax chapter.

An example of a basic scatter chart is given below.

Configurations

Let us now see the additional configurations/steps taken.

chart

Configure the chart type to be scatter based. chart.type decides the series type for the chart. Here, the default value is "line".

Configure the chart to make it zoomable. chart.zoomType decides in what dimensions the user can zoom by dragging the mouse. Here, the possible values are x, y or xy.

var chart = {
   type: 'scatter',
   zoomType: 'xy'
};

Example

highcharts_scatter_basic.htm

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Highcharts Tutorial</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      </script>
      <script src = "https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>  
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <div id = "container" style = "width: 550px; height: 400px; margin: 0 auto"></div>
      <script language = "JavaScript">
         $(document).ready(function() {  
            var chart = {
               type: 'scatter',
               zoomType: 'xy'
            };
            var title = {
               text: 'Height Versus Weight of 507 Individuals by Gender'   
            };
            var subtitle = {
               text: 'Source: Heinz  2003'  
            };
            var xAxis = {
               title: {
                  enabled: true,
                  text: 'Height (cm)'
               },
               startOnTick: true,
               endOnTick: true,
               showLastLabel: true
            };
            var yAxis = {
               title: {
                  text: 'Weight (kg)'
               }
            };
            var legend = {   
               layout: 'vertical',
               align: 'left',
               verticalAlign: 'top',
               x: 100,
               y: 70,
               floating: true,
               backgroundColor: (
                  Highcharts.theme && Highcharts.theme.legendBackgroundColor) ||
                  '#FFFFFF',
               borderWidth: 1
            }  
            var plotOptions = {
               scatter: {
                  marker: {
                     radius: 5,
                     states: {
                        hover: {
                           enabled: true,
                           lineColor: 'rgb(100,100,100)'
                        }
                     }
                  },
                  states: {
                     hover: {
                        marker: {
                           enabled: false
                        }
                     }
                  },
                  tooltip: {
                     headerFormat: '<b>{series.name}</b><br>',
                     pointFormat: '{point.x} cm, {point.y} kg'
                  }
               }
            };
            var series = [
               {
                  name: 'Female',
                  color: 'rgba(223, 83, 83, .5)',
                  data: [[161.2, 51.6], [167.5, 59.0], [159.5, 49.2], [157.0, 63.0],
                     [155.8, 53.6], [170.0, 59.0], [159.1, 47.6], [166.0, 69.8], 
                     [176.2, 66.8], [160.2, 75.2], [172.5, 55.2], [170.9, 54.2], 
                     [172.9, 62.5], [153.4, 42.0], [160.0, 50.0], [147.2, 49.8], 
                     [168.2, 49.2], [175.0, 73.2], [157.0, 47.8], [167.6, 68.8], 
                     [159.5, 50.6], [175.0, 82.5], [166.8, 57.2], [176.5, 87.8], 
                     [170.2, 72.8], [174.0, 54.5], [173.0, 59.8], [179.9, 67.3],
                     [170.5, 67.8], [160.0, 47.0], [154.4, 46.2], [162.0, 55.0],
                     [176.5, 83.0], [160.0, 54.4], [152.0, 45.8], [162.1, 53.6],
                     [170.0, 73.2], [160.2, 52.1], [161.3, 67.9], [166.4, 56.6],
                     [168.9, 62.3], [163.8, 58.5], [167.6, 54.5], [160.0, 50.2],
                     [161.3, 60.3], [167.6, 58.3], [165.1, 56.2], [160.0, 50.2],
                     [170.0, 72.9], [157.5, 59.8], [167.6, 61.0], [160.7, 69.1],
                     [163.2, 55.9], [152.4, 46.5], [157.5, 54.3], [168.3, 54.8],
                     [180.3, 60.7], [165.5, 60.0], [165.0, 62.0], [164.5, 60.3],
                     [156.0, 52.7], [160.0, 74.3], [163.0, 62.0], [165.7, 73.1],
                     [161.0, 80.0], [162.0, 54.7], [166.0, 53.2], [174.0, 75.7],
                     [172.7, 61.1], [167.6, 55.7], [151.1, 48.7], [164.5, 52.3],
                     [163.5, 50.0], [152.0, 59.3], [169.0, 62.5], [164.0, 55.7],
                     [161.2, 54.8], [155.0, 45.9], [170.0, 70.6], [176.2, 67.2],
                     [170.0, 69.4], [162.5, 58.2], [170.3, 64.8], [164.1, 71.6],
                     [169.5, 52.8], [163.2, 59.8], [154.5, 49.0], [159.8, 50.0],
                     [173.2, 69.2], [170.0, 55.9], [161.4, 63.4], [169.0, 58.2],
                     [166.2, 58.6], [159.4, 45.7], [162.5, 52.2], [159.0, 48.6],
                     [162.8, 57.8], [159.0, 55.6], [179.8, 66.8], [162.9, 59.4],
                     [161.0, 53.6], [151.1, 73.2], [168.2, 53.4], [168.9, 69.0],
                     [173.2, 58.4], [171.8, 56.2], [178.0, 70.6], [164.3, 59.8],
                     [163.0, 72.0], [168.5, 65.2], [166.8, 56.6], [172.7, 105.2],
                     [163.5, 51.8], [169.4, 63.4], [167.8, 59.0], [159.5, 47.6],
                     [167.6, 63.0], [161.2, 55.2], [160.0, 45.0], [163.2, 54.0],
                     [162.2, 50.2], [161.3, 60.2], [149.5, 44.8], [157.5, 58.8],
                     [163.2, 56.4], [172.7, 62.0], [155.0, 49.2], [156.5, 67.2],
                     [164.0, 53.8], [160.9, 54.4], [162.8, 58.0], [167.0, 59.8],
                     [160.0, 54.8], [160.0, 43.2], [168.9, 60.5], [158.2, 46.4],
                     [156.0, 64.4], [160.0, 48.8], [167.1, 62.2], [158.0, 55.5],
                     [167.6, 57.8], [156.0, 54.6], [162.1, 59.2], [173.4, 52.7],
                     [159.8, 53.2], [170.5, 64.5], [159.2, 51.8], [157.5, 56.0],
                     [161.3, 63.6], [162.6, 63.2], [160.0, 59.5], [168.9, 56.8],
                     [165.1, 64.1], [162.6, 50.0], [165.1, 72.3], [166.4, 55.0],
                     [160.0, 55.9], [152.4, 60.4], [170.2, 69.1], [162.6, 84.5],
                     [170.2, 55.9], [158.8, 55.5], [172.7, 69.5], [167.6, 76.4],
                     [162.6, 61.4], [167.6, 65.9], [156.2, 58.6], [175.2, 66.8],
                     [172.1, 56.6], [162.6, 58.6], [160.0, 55.9], [165.1, 59.1],
                     [182.9, 81.8], [166.4, 70.7], [165.1, 56.8], [177.8, 60.0],
                     [165.1, 58.2], [175.3, 72.7], [154.9, 54.1], [158.8, 49.1],
                     [172.7, 75.9], [168.9, 55.0], [161.3, 57.3], [167.6, 55.0],
                     [165.1, 65.5], [175.3, 65.5], [157.5, 48.6], [163.8, 58.6],
                     [167.6, 63.6], [165.1, 55.2], [165.1, 62.7], [168.9, 56.6],
                     [162.6, 53.9], [164.5, 63.2], [176.5, 73.6], [168.9, 62.0],
                     [175.3, 63.6], [159.4, 53.2], [160.0, 53.4], [170.2, 55.0],
                     [162.6, 70.5], [167.6, 54.5], [162.6, 54.5], [160.7, 55.9],
                     [160.0, 59.0], [157.5, 63.6], [162.6, 54.5], [152.4, 47.3],
                     [170.2, 67.7], [165.1, 80.9], [172.7, 70.5], [165.1, 60.9],
                     [170.2, 63.6], [170.2, 54.5], [170.2, 59.1], [161.3, 70.5],
                     [167.6, 52.7], [167.6, 62.7], [165.1, 86.3], [162.6, 66.4],
                     [152.4, 67.3], [168.9, 63.0], [170.2, 73.6], [175.2, 62.3],
                     [175.2, 57.7], [160.0, 55.4], [165.1, 104.1], [174.0, 55.5],
                     [170.2, 77.3], [160.0, 80.5], [167.6, 64.5], [167.6, 72.3],
                     [167.6, 61.4], [154.9, 58.2], [162.6, 81.8], [175.3, 63.6],
                     [171.4, 53.4], [157.5, 54.5], [165.1, 53.6], [160.0, 60.0],
                     [174.0, 73.6], [162.6, 61.4], [174.0, 55.5], [162.6, 63.6],
                     [161.3, 60.9], [156.2, 60.0], [149.9, 46.8], [169.5, 57.3],
                     [160.0, 64.1], [175.3, 63.6], [169.5, 67.3], [160.0, 75.5],
                     [172.7, 68.2], [162.6, 61.4], [157.5, 76.8], [176.5, 71.8],
                     [164.4, 55.5], [160.7, 48.6], [174.0, 66.4], [163.8, 67.3]
                  ]

               }, {
                  name: 'Male',
                  color: 'rgba(119, 152, 191, .5)',
                  data: [[174.0, 65.6], [175.3, 71.8], [193.5, 80.7], [186.5, 72.6],
                     [187.2, 78.8], [181.5, 74.8], [184.0, 86.4], [184.5, 78.4],
                     [175.0, 62.0], [184.0, 81.6], [180.0, 76.6], [177.8, 83.6],
                     [192.0, 90.0], [176.0, 74.6], [174.0, 71.0], [184.0, 79.6],
                     [192.7, 93.8], [171.5, 70.0], [173.0, 72.4], [176.0, 85.9],
                     [176.0, 78.8], [180.5, 77.8], [172.7, 66.2], [176.0, 86.4],
                     [173.5, 81.8], [178.0, 89.6], [180.3, 82.8], [180.3, 76.4],
                     [164.5, 63.2], [173.0, 60.9], [183.5, 74.8], [175.5, 70.0],
                     [188.0, 72.4], [189.2, 84.1], [172.8, 69.1], [170.0, 59.5],
                     [182.0, 67.2], [170.0, 61.3], [177.8, 68.6], [184.2, 80.1],
                     [186.7, 87.8], [171.4, 84.7], [172.7, 73.4], [175.3, 72.1],
                     [180.3, 82.6], [182.9, 88.7], [188.0, 84.1], [177.2, 94.1],
                     [172.1, 74.9], [167.0, 59.1], [169.5, 75.6], [174.0, 86.2],
                     [172.7, 75.3], [182.2, 87.1], [164.1, 55.2], [163.0, 57.0],
                     [171.5, 61.4], [184.2, 76.8], [174.0, 86.8], [174.0, 72.2],
                     [177.0, 71.6], [186.0, 84.8], [167.0, 68.2], [171.8, 66.1],
                     [182.0, 72.0], [167.0, 64.6], [177.8, 74.8], [164.5, 70.0],
                     [192.0, 101.6], [175.5, 63.2], [171.2, 79.1], [181.6, 78.9],
                     [167.4, 67.7], [181.1, 66.0], [177.0, 68.2], [174.5, 63.9],
                     [177.5, 72.0], [170.5, 56.8], [182.4, 74.5], [197.1, 90.9],
                     [180.1, 93.0], [175.5, 80.9], [180.6, 72.7], [184.4, 68.0],
                     [175.5, 70.9], [180.6, 72.5], [177.0, 72.5], [177.1, 83.4],
                     [181.6, 75.5], [176.5, 73.0], [175.0, 70.2], [174.0, 73.4],
                     [165.1, 70.5], [177.0, 68.9], [192.0, 102.3], [176.5, 68.4],
                     [169.4, 65.9], [182.1, 75.7], [179.8, 84.5], [175.3, 87.7],
                     [184.9, 86.4], [177.3, 73.2], [167.4, 53.9], [178.1, 72.0],
                     [168.9, 55.5], [157.2, 58.4], [180.3, 83.2], [170.2, 72.7],
                     [177.8, 64.1], [172.7, 72.3], [165.1, 65.0], [186.7, 86.4],
                     [165.1, 65.0], [174.0, 88.6], [175.3, 84.1], [185.4, 66.8],
                     [177.8, 75.5], [180.3, 93.2], [180.3, 82.7], [177.8, 58.0],
                     [177.8, 79.5], [177.8, 78.6], [177.8, 71.8], [177.8, 116.4],
                     [163.8, 72.2], [188.0, 83.6], [198.1, 85.5], [175.3, 90.9],
                     [166.4, 85.9], [190.5, 89.1], [166.4, 75.0], [177.8, 77.7],
                     [179.7, 86.4], [172.7, 90.9], [190.5, 73.6], [185.4, 76.4],
                     [168.9, 69.1], [167.6, 84.5], [175.3, 64.5], [170.2, 69.1],
                     [190.5, 108.6], [177.8, 86.4], [190.5, 80.9], [177.8, 87.7],
                     [184.2, 94.5], [176.5, 80.2], [177.8, 72.0], [180.3, 71.4],
                     [171.4, 72.7], [172.7, 84.1], [172.7, 76.8], [177.8, 63.6],
                     [177.8, 80.9], [182.9, 80.9], [170.2, 85.5], [167.6, 68.6],
                     [175.3, 67.7], [165.1, 66.4], [185.4, 102.3], [181.6, 70.5],
                     [172.7, 95.9], [190.5, 84.1], [179.1, 87.3], [175.3, 71.8],
                     [170.2, 65.9], [193.0, 95.9], [171.4, 91.4], [177.8, 81.8],
                     [177.8, 96.8], [167.6, 69.1], [167.6, 82.7], [180.3, 75.5],
                     [182.9, 79.5], [176.5, 73.6], [186.7, 91.8], [188.0, 84.1],
                     [188.0, 85.9], [177.8, 81.8], [174.0, 82.5], [177.8, 80.5],
                     [171.4, 70.0], [185.4, 81.8], [185.4, 84.1], [188.0, 90.5],
                     [188.0, 91.4], [182.9, 89.1], [176.5, 85.0], [175.3, 69.1],
                     [175.3, 73.6], [188.0, 80.5], [188.0, 82.7], [175.3, 86.4],
                     [170.5, 67.7], [179.1, 92.7], [177.8, 93.6], [175.3, 70.9],
                     [182.9, 75.0], [170.8, 93.2], [188.0, 93.2], [180.3, 77.7],
                     [177.8, 61.4], [185.4, 94.1], [168.9, 75.0], [185.4, 83.6],
                     [180.3, 85.5], [174.0, 73.9], [167.6, 66.8], [182.9, 87.3],
                     [160.0, 72.3], [180.3, 88.6], [167.6, 75.5], [186.7, 101.4],
                     [175.3, 91.1], [175.3, 67.3], [175.9, 77.7], [175.3, 81.8],
                     [179.1, 75.5], [181.6, 84.5], [177.8, 76.6], [182.9, 85.0],
                     [177.8, 102.5], [184.2, 77.3], [179.1, 71.8], [176.5, 87.9],
                     [188.0, 94.3], [174.0, 70.9], [167.6, 64.5], [170.2, 77.3],
                     [167.6, 72.3], [188.0, 87.3], [174.0, 80.0], [176.5, 82.3],
                     [180.3, 73.6], [167.6, 74.1], [188.0, 85.9], [180.3, 73.2],
                     [167.6, 76.3], [183.0, 65.9], [183.0, 90.9], [179.1, 89.1],
                     [170.2, 62.3], [177.8, 82.7], [179.1, 79.1], [190.5, 98.2],
                     [177.8, 84.1], [180.3, 83.2], [180.3, 83.2]
                  ]      
               }
            ];     
      
            var json = {};   
            json.chart = chart; 
            json.title = title;   
            json.subtitle = subtitle; 
            json.legend = legend;
            json.xAxis = xAxis;
            json.yAxis = yAxis;  
            json.series = series;
            json.plotOptions = plotOptions;
            $('#container').highcharts(json);
         });
      </script>
   </body>
   
</html>

Result

Verify the result.

highcharts_scatter_charts.htm
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