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Dot plot maker

Create and share your own dot plot and customize it to your liking with our free online dot plot maker.

Free online dot plot maker - Create and share your own dot plot - no coding skills needed!

Free online dot plot maker, no credit card needed.

Make a fully customizable and reusable dot plot.

Keep your dot plot design private or public.

Unlimited designs and no limit of online views.

Trusted by companies and organizations worldwide

Datylon Chart Maker is used and trusted by many organizations, such as Port of Antwerp
Datylon graph tool is used and trusted by many organizations, such as POM
Datylon Graph Maker is used and trusted by many organizations, such as NATO
Datylon Chart Maker is used and trusted by many organizations, such as Proximus
Datylon Chart Maker is used and trusted by many organizations, such as CMC
Datylon graph tool is used and trusted by many organizations, such as Pointerpro
Fully customize your dot plot design with our dot plot maker
STYLING PROPERTIES

Fully customizable dot plot

All elements in your dot plot such as labels, data marks, and axes can be styled to the smallest detail matching the most demanding design requirements. Background, dots size, stroke width, position, alignment: all tools are at hand to unleash your creativity and get the message of the dot plot across.

Make your own custom dot plot
Easily organize your data by loading and storing it in the dot plot maker
DATA SHEET MANAGER

Organize your data

Load and store your xls, xlsx or csv data into the dot plot maker and link it with one or more charts in your designs. Manage your data sheets in workbooks and keep everything nicely organized.

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Create captivating presentations with our dot plot maker
OUTPUT

Easily share your chart

Bring the right message across using your dot plots. Import them as SVG or PNG in PowerPoint, Google Slides, or other tools and have your presentation look professional and on-brand. You can also easily embed them into your website or application.

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More dot plot maker features

Enjoy full design freedom while greatly improving productivity. We believe that carefully designed dot plots are essential to making an impact with data. Datylon gives you a dot plot maker tool with powerful styling options.
Chart library - Jumpstart from one of our 120+ chart templates and express exactly the message you want to bring across.
Chart library - Jumpstart from one of our 120+ chart templates and express exactly the message you want to bring across.

Chart library

Use our dot plot templates to get you started easily. Create your own to become even more productive and stay on-brand.

Advanced styling - Enjoy full freedom of design with our advanced styling options. Tweak all scatter plot elements to perfection.
Advanced styling - Enjoy full freedom of design with our advanced styling options. Tweak all scatter plot elements to perfection.

Advanced styling

Enjoy full freedom of design with our advanced styling options. Tweak all dot plot elements to perfection.
Re-use & collaborate - Save time and re-use or re-purpose scatter plots with new data. Discover how charts adapt automatically.
Re-use & collaborate - Save time and re-use or re-purpose scatter plots with new data. Discover how charts adapt automatically.

Re-use & collaborate

Save time and re-use or re-purpose dot plots with new data. Discover how charts adapt automatically.

Data management - Import, update and store the data in an organized way speeding up the scatter plot design process.
Data management - Import, update and store the data in an organized way speeding up the scatter plot design process.

Data management

Import, update and store the data in an organized way speeding up the dot plot design process.
Data-driven styling - Style scatter plot properties automatically based on data. Speed up production and let the data talk.
Data-driven styling - Style scatter plot properties automatically based on data. Speed up production and let the data talk.

Data-driven styling

Style dot plot properties automatically based on data. Speed up production and let the data talk.
Export & publish - Use your scatter plots in other applications and channels. Improve the impact of your communication.
Export & publish - Use your scatter plots in other applications and channels. Improve the impact of your communication.

Export & publish

Use your dot plots in other applications and channels. Improve the impact of your communication.
DESIGNER PLAN

Adobe Illustrator plug-in

Advanced data visualization right within Adobe Illustrator! Use our extension for Illustrator and boost your dataviz power with an extra set of unrivaled chart design features. Build charts with the Datylon chart maker and add annotations, titles and illustrations using Adobe’s most powerful linework toolbox. Try it out for free with a 14-day trial.

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What they say about Datylon

"The best thing about Datylon is the incredible level of customization that is possible for every chart. [...] It's easy to change colors, font sizing, data-point positioning, labels, etc."

- Anneka, Senior Graphic Designer

"The other products were either too data analysis centric or didn't have enough styling options.
I use Datylon as a designer, not as an analyst, so I really care about ease of creation, ease of editing and the overall look."

- Emily, Creative Director

"I feel like we (designers) finally have an easy-to-use tool that doesn't lack
the customizability and design aesthetic that other graph maker tools tend to have".

- Josh, Layout Designer

Supercharge your dot plot designs

Create an account and get started online or download a 14-day trial version of Datylon for Illustrator. Connect with a Datylon expert for a free demo session.

Create a free dot plot in 6 steps

You do not have to choose between freedom of design or additional productivity. With the Datylon dot plot maker, you easily create impactful data visualizations, again and again. Unleash your creativity in six steps:

Sign in or create an account

Making an account on Datylon is free and it only takes a few seconds. You can use your email address or Google account to join our platform and start making your own dot plot.

Create a dot plot with our dot plot maker in 6 simple steps

Select 'Create design'

Although you can start by editing a pre-made dot plot design on the Inspiration page, you can also create a dot plot from scratch with our dot plot maker. Just select 'Create design' and stay in the "Charts" category.

Create a dot plot with our dot plot maker in 6 simple steps

Select your default dot plot template

Default charts serve as a starting point to help you design your dot plot. Click on the dot plot card to see a set of default variations and select the one you want by clicking on it.

 

Create a dot plot with our dot plot maker in 6 simple steps

Add your data

There are a few ways to add your data to the dot plot maker. You can just type or copy-paste your data into an empty or dummy data sheet. You can also add a locally saved file. You can find more detailed information on how to manage data in the Datylon dot plot maker in our Help Center article.

Create a dot plot with our dot plot maker in 6 simple steps

Bind your data and style the dot plot

Data binding is the mandatory step to connect the data as dots to categories, serie, or data marks (e.g. dot plot axis). Make sure to check out our Help Center article to learn more about binding in our dot plot maker.

Export your dot plot design

Every design, publication, and inspiration chart can be exported to SVG, PNG or PDF file.

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Create a dot plot with our dot plot maker in 6 simple steps

What is a dot plot?

A dot plot shows one or more quantitative values per category by plotting one or more dots per category on a numerical (or date-time) axis.

A dot plot with only one value per category makes a comparison between those categories very easy. When the dot plot has multiple values per category, you can also compare within the categories. This results in a chart type that packs a lot of information in a small space.

Since the dots communicate information via their position on the axis, and relatively via their position towards each other, the start- and end-point of the axis should be based on the minimum and maximum values in the data. There is no need to start the axis at zero. 

By adding a connector between the dots, you can add an extra dimension to an already information-dense chart: The connector adds a focus on the delta between two values or the range between a minimum and maximum value.

Dot plot resources

Learn how to work with dot plots, discover great alternatives and pro design tips, or create your own dot plot in Illustrator. Find the best chart resources below and dive into the world of dot plots.
Dot plot resource page: dot plot definition, dot plot alternatives, dot plot variations and pro tips for dot plot design
Dot plot resource page: dot plot definition, dot plot alternatives, dot plot variations and pro tips for dot plot design

Dot plot - Resource page

Your starting point for making dot plots. The resource for everything around how to use and design dot plots and available built-in dot plot templates.

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What is a dot plot? Dive deep into the world of dot plots and learn what makes a really good dot plot
What is a dot plot? Dive deep into the world of dot plots and learn what makes a really good dot plot

A deep dive into... dot plots

Learn the history of d0t plots and understand how they came to life. Consider what makes a good dot plot and what are the variations. Delve into the world of dot plots.

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How to create a fully customizable dot plot design in Adobe Illustrator with our chart maker plug-in Datylon for Illustrator
How to create a fully customizable dot plot design in Adobe Illustrator with our chart maker plug-in Datylon for Illustrator

How to make a dot plot in Illustrator

Learn how to draw and edit your own dot plot in Adobe Illustrator with our chart maker plug-in, Datylon for Illustrator.

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Get inspired

Scroll and click on the images below to find inspiration samples of dot plots and other similar charts. With your Datylon account, you can use these designs, customize them and update them with your new data.

FAQ about our dot plot maker

Is Datylon dot plot maker free?

Yes! If you want to create a dot plot or any other type of chart or graph, you need to register on Datylon. Creating your account is free and only takes a few seconds. But if you would like to use our chart maker plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, you can try it for free for 14 days. Check the pricing here. Learn more about the difference between our free Datylon web app and paid Datylon for Illustrator plug-in here.

How to create a dot plot?

It's very easy! If you want to create a dot plot online, you can create a free account on Datylon using this link. With your account, you're free to create any type of chart available. Click on "Create design" and find the chart type or chart template you're interested in. In this case, click on "Dot plot". You can also check our Help Center to learn more about how to create and style your dot plot.

Can I share my dot plot online?

Of course! When you create a new dot plot design, by default it's private. You can then publish the design and add it to publications. Every publication can be shared and embedded online. Just right-click on your publication and generate the code.

Can I collaborate on my dot plot design?

Yes! Read here how Datylon supports re-usability and collaboration. We also created a detailed article (and a video) about Datylon templates and how to work with them. Make sure to check it out here.

Can I print my dot plot?

Yes. Although you can export your dot plot design as a PDF (or PNG) and print it, it probably is more common to print reports and bigger layouts containing multiple charts and graphs. For this, you might want to use our robust chart maker plug-in for Adobe Illustrator - Datylon for Illustrator. The plug-in supports CMYK color mode or spot colors enabling on-brand color consistency. Learn more about the color modes available here.

What if I want a different type of chart?

Then with Datylon, you're in good hands! Datylon chart maker offers 120+ chart templates. Scatter plot, bar graph, pie chart, heatmap, treemap, and many, many more chart types are available in Datylon! Our chart types are carefully crafted to give you the full power of expression. Use our chart templates to get you started easily and quickly. Create your own to become even more productive and stay on-brand.

Can you help me make a dot plot?

Definitely! We're a bunch of data visualization experts ready to help you get started with our chart maker. As it is often with many online tools, at first the features of our chart maker might be overwhelming. There are different ways to get help. You can check our elaborate Help Center and see if your question can be answered there. If not, we're more than happy to show you around our tools and services! Use this link to schedule a free demo session!

Okay, but what about my privacy?

We take data security and privacy issues very seriously. Please check our privacy policy to learn more.

About data security:
If you save your data, charts or designs on Datylon's online platform (web app), it will belong only to your account and you will have full control over it. Your data is treated as confidential while Datylon keeps all online user data in secure servers.

If you publish a project on our web app, it can be accessed through a direct link with a unique ID. If you want to make sure nobody finds your visualizations, keep them unpublished and download them as PDFs, SVGs, or PNGs for private use.

Read more here.

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