They are the same thing!

Line plots and dot plots show how data values are distributed along a number line:

For some reason, the Common Core Math Standards call them **line plots** in the standards for grades 2 through 5, and **dot plots** in grade 6 onward. Don’t confuse line* plot* with a line

*, which has two numeric values on X and Y axes, with the points connected by lines.*

**graph**