Quadrant Scatter Chart in Excel

Use QI Macros to create a Quadrant Scatter Chart

Quadrant Scatter Charts show any cause-effect relationships between two variables.

To create a Quadrant Scatter using QI Macros, highlight your two-columns of data:


Then, select "Box, Dot & Scatter Plot" > Quadrant Scatter:


Next, you will be asked to input the point at which the Y-Axis crosses the X-Axis and the X-Axis Crosses the Y-Axis - this creates your quadrant. Note that we also identify potential crossings for you:



A Quadrant Scatter Chart will then be created:


Or Convert a Scatter Plot to a Four-Quadrant Graph Manually

Scatter Diagram

scatter plot excel

Quadrant Graph

quadrant graph

Step by Step Example to Change a Scatter Plot to a Quadrant Graph

  1. First, delete the trend line from your scatter diagram.

    scatter plot with no trend line
  2. Second, reformat your X-Axis.

    Right click on the X-axis, select Format Axis

    right click on x axis
    Now change the value where you want the vertical Y-axis to cross the X-axis. In this example, we chose 45.

  3. Third, reformat your Y-Axis.

    Right click on the Y-axis, select Format Axis

    right click on x axis
    Now change the value where you want the horizontal X-axis to cross the Y-axis. In this example, we chose 50.


  4. Once you have updated both the X and Y Axis Values, you should have a XY Scatter Diagram with Four Quadrants!

    quadrant graph

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