Changing point colors in a scatter plot

There are two ways to adjust point colors: changing the color theme, or changing the attribute the map uses.

To color your scatter plot by compared record groups, see comparing record groups by color in a scatter plot.

Color source attribute

To change the color data attribute source in a scatter plot,

  1. First, ensure that you do not have any active comparisons. 
  2. Then, use the drop-down menu to select the attribute that will color the scatter plot.
    1. To remove colors from the plot, select the None option.

To change the color theme,

  1. First, ensure that the scatter plot is colored by one of the attributes in your dataset. 
  2. Then click the paint brush icon on the color legend area, and 
    1. Invert the active color theme, or
    1. Select a linear or log scale, or
    2. Select a sequential theme, with colors in one continuous order, or
    3. Select a diverging theme, with colors that change as values both increase and decrease
    4. Switch between sequential and diverging themes



  • Only numeric or time-series attributes can be used as the color data source.