Dot plot

Example of a Datawrapper dot plot
Dot plots are a fun and space-efficient alternative to bar charts.
Create a dot plot
It’s free & no sign-up is needed.

Create beautiful dot plots in Datawrapper

Show one or multiple dots per line, change the range or customize the colors as you need them.

Add a layer of meaning with color.

Lead the reader’s eye by highlighting your most important dots – in Datawrapper, that’s just a few clicks. Then turn on the color key to show readers what your colors indicate.

GIF of changing the colors of a Datawrapper dot plot
Show your data perfectly with our flexible design options.

As soon as you upload your data, you will see a beautiful dot plot – but every data set is different, and we want to help you communicate it best.

Sorting your dots differently? Changing the position of your axis ticks? Highlight the range between the dots? It’s all possible. Just click around until you’re happy.

Learn how you can customize a Datawrapper dot plot in our Academy
Group dot rows together easily.

Especially if you have lots of rows in your chart, it can make sense to bring some order into them by grouping them – for example, by location or rating. Simply add a column with a different category, then click “Group by”.

On desktop devices, tablets, or smartphones — Datawrapper visualizations are beautiful and readable everywhere.
Colorblind check
Benefit from our colorblindness simulator that automatically flags problematic colors. Learn more.
Flexible number formats
Want to show 3,200,000 as 3.2m? Or 0.3760483 as 0.38? Or 32.1 as 32%? Do so with two clicks.
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Need help creating Datawrapper charts?

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Over 100 Academy articles explain how to create each chart type, step by step. Plus: how to upload data, embed charts, what to consider when creating tooltips, and more.
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