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All I want to do is set up an X axis, set up a Y axis, and plot a line-scatter graph. It seems Excel can't do this with non-linear X values on a linear X axis - or I can't coerce it to do so. Either way, I have given up struggling with it, to the point where I am prepared to drop some valuable beer vouchers on the problem.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very glad to hear them.
Thanks, but that's a bit like reinventing the wheel. I just have this bunch of data and need to display it in a graph outside the application, as a once-off. I was a bit gobsmacked that Excel couldn't do it. Somewhere there has to be something where you establish the X and Y axes of the graph from the max and min of the data, and then plot all the X,Y points from the dataset. The data collection points on the X axis are non-linear, but I need to display them along a linear X axis.
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As for the rest of it, thanks, but I have decided to write an add-on to Excel to fix this problem, as I seem to recall having suffered from it before.
The scatter graph works fine for X-Y points, but the data collection points are equally spaced on the graph, where they are, in fact, non-linear to the point of being random. They are closely spaced at the start of the X-axis, becoming sparser further along - but they are essentially just points where data had been collected, and adhere to no mathematically defined function.
I want to impose a linear X-axis, say from 0 to 100, and have the graph points plotted along that linear axis. If I just use the X-Y data in a plot, then the X-axis is divided into equidistant points for the X value and the Y value plotted above it. If I add a third column of data to represent the X-axis, Excel accepts it but then draws two graphs, one for the X values and one for the Y values.
If it were not for the 11,000 odd data points, I would use a piece of graph paper...