Scatter ChartsΒΆ

Scatter, or xy, charts are similar to some line charts. The main difference is that one series of values is plotted against another. This is useful where values are unordered.

from openpyxl import Workbook
from openpyxl.chart import (
    ScatterChart,
    Reference,
    Series,
)

wb = Workbook()
ws = wb.active

rows = [
    ['Size', 'Batch 1', 'Batch 2'],
    [2, 40, 30],
    [3, 40, 25],
    [4, 50, 30],
    [5, 30, 25],
    [6, 25, 35],
    [7, 20, 40],
]

for row in rows:
    ws.append(row)

chart = ScatterChart()
chart.title = "Scatter Chart"
chart.style = 13
chart.x_axis.title = 'Size'
chart.y_axis.title = 'Percentage'

xvalues = Reference(ws, min_col=1, min_row=2, max_row=7)
for i in range(2, 4):
    values = Reference(ws, min_col=i, min_row=1, max_row=7)
    series = Series(values, xvalues, title_from_data=True)
    chart.series.append(series)

ws.add_chart(chart, "A10")

wb.save("scatter.xlsx")
"Sample scatter chart"

Note

The specification says that there are the following types of scatter charts: ‘line’, ‘lineMarker’, ‘marker’, ‘smooth’, ‘smoothMarker’. However, at least in Microsoft Excel, this is just a shortcut for other settings that otherwise no effect. For consistency with line charts, the style for each series should be set manually.