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Scatter plots are used to observe relationship between variables and uses dots to represent the relationship between them. Scatter plots are widely used to represent relation among variables and how a change in one affects the other.

Creating React Application And Installing Module:

  • Step 1: Create a React application using the following command.
    npx create-react-app foldername
  • Step 2: After creating your project folder i.e. foldername, move to it using the following command.
    cd foldername
  • Step 3: After creating the ReactJS application, Install the required modules using the following command.
    npm install --save mdbreact react-chartjs-2
  • Step 4: Add Bootstrap CSS and fontawesome CSS to index.js.
    import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.min.css';  
    import 'bootstrap-css-only/css/bootstrap.min.css';  
    import 'mdbreact/dist/css/mdb.css';

Project Structure: It will look like the following.

Project Structure

Example: Now write down the following code in the App.js file. Here, App is our default component where we have written our code.


import React from "react";
import { MDBContainer } from "mdbreact";
import { Scatter } from "react-chartjs-2";
const App = () => {
// Sample data
const data = {
      datasets: [
          backgroundColor: 'green',
          label: 'projectile path',
          data: [
              x: 1,
              y: 19
              x: 2,
              y: 18.5
              x: 3,
              y: 17.6
              x: 4,
              y: 16.8
              x: 5,
              y: 14
              x: 6,
              y: 12
return (
    <Scatter data={data} />
export default App;


Step to Run Application: Run the application using the following command from the root directory of the project:

npm start

Output: Now open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000/, you will see the following output:


Last Updated : 01 Jul, 2021
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