# How to plot a good graph using Excel

Most people are familiar with using Excel, and so it seems logical that they will wish to use Excel to Record, Analyse and Display data. The problem with this is that, by default, the graphs produced by Excel are not appropriate for scientific use. As a general rule if a computer drawn graph is not of equivalent quality to a hand drawn one then it is not good enough.

The video below demonstrates how a good Excel graph may be produced.