#### Several (x, y) coordinated lines on one graph

```I am trying to plot for the general (x, y) coordinated dataset.

For example,

Series A
(1, 50) (8, 90) (10, 300) (300, 500)

Series B
(3, 80) (400, 90)

Series C
(30, 80) (200, 120)

and so on.

The data is store on single worksheet

Series Name         x coordinate            y coordinate
A                          1                           50
A                          8                           90
A                          10                         300
A                          300                       500
B                          3                           80
B                          400                       90
C                          30                         80
C                          200                       120

I tried to plot the graph using Line graph, with 3 series each named A,
B, C,
set the values for each series with corresponding y's, and set the x
axis labels as the whole x coordinate range, but it doesn't work as I
wanted.

Any help on plotting a set of lines based on (x, y) coordinates?

```
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```Let's assume you date is in A1:C8. (A1 has the first "A", B1 has 1, C1 has
50)
1)Select B1:C4 (all the A-data) and make an XY chart. Please note XY charts
are used when plotting ordered pairs of numerical data.

2)Now select the B data (B5:C6) and use the Copy tool; Click the chart to
activate it; use the menu command Edit|Paste Special and specify in the
dialog New Series; X-category values in first column. Now we have two data
series.

3) Repeat step 2 with the C data.

4) You have a chart but the legend has Series 1, Series 2... and you might
want A, B, .... Right click the chart; open the Source Data dialog; open the
Series tag; and correct names (or cell references) for each series)

best wishes
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<chul81@gmail.com> wrote in message
>I am trying to plot for the general (x, y) coordinated dataset.
>
> For example,
>
> Series A
> (1, 50) (8, 90) (10, 300) (300, 500)
>
> Series B
> (3, 80) (400, 90)
>
> Series C
> (30, 80) (200, 120)
>
> and so on.
>
> The data is store on single worksheet
>
> Series Name         x coordinate            y coordinate
> A                          1                           50
> A                          8                           90
> A                          10                         300
> A                          300                       500
> B                          3                           80
> B                          400                       90
> C                          30                         80
> C                          200                       120
>
>
> I tried to plot the graph using Line graph, with 3 series each named A,
> B, C,
> set the values for each series with corresponding y's, and set the x
> axis labels as the whole x coordinate range, but it doesn't work as I
> wanted.
>
> Any help on plotting a set of lines based on (x, y) coordinates?
>

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
5/17/2006 1:29:52 PM

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