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.
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.
Use our dot plot templates to get you started easily. Create your own to become even more productive and stay on-brand.
Save time and re-use or re-purpose dot plots with new data. Discover how charts adapt automatically.
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"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every design, publication, and inspiration chart can be exported to SVG, PNG or PDF file.
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.
Unleash your creativity and design your charts with more freedom than ever before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.