Cannot get scatter plot right

Here is my data:

Type Respiratory Rate
C 20
C 21
M 20
M 18
N 17
N 16
C 19
C 17
M 17
M 19
N 23
N 18
C 16
C 19
M 20
M 21
N 20
N 20

I am trying to just do a simple scatter plot with a trend line.

plot.default(Type,Respiratory.Rate,main="Respiratory Rate vs Nicotine Type",xlab="Nicotine Type",ylab="Respiratory rate")

I'm trying to get the three different groups (C,M,N) different colored dots. HELP

Hi @lucyb

Could you please turn this into a self-contained reprex (short for reproducible example)? It will help us help you if we can be sure we're all working with/looking at the same stuff.


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Hi Lucy ! Are you looking for something like?


data <- tibble::tribble(
    ~Type, ~Respiratory.Rate,
      "C",                20,
      "C",                21,
      "M",                20,
      "M",                18,
      "N",                17,
      "N",                16,
      "C",                19,
      "C",                17,
      "M",                17,
      "M",                19,
      "N",                23,
      "N",                18,
      "C",                16,
      "C",                19,
      "M",                20,
      "M",                21,
      "N",                20,
      "N",                20

data %>%
    ggplot(aes(x=Type, y=Respiratory.Rate, color=Type)) + 
    geom_point() + 
    labs(x='Nicotine Type', y='Respiratory rate', title='Respiratory Rate vs Nicotine Type') +
    theme_minimal() +


wow helped me no much thank you!!!! :slight_smile:

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