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Histograms with Excel

Histograms are effective plots for visualising the distribution of continuous data. In this video, Adrian Gepp explains how to create them in Excel.

In the above video, the process of constructing a histogram in Excel is described.

The choice of bins for the histogram has a big impact on the final result. Too wide will mean the finer details of the data are obscured. Too narrow will mean that the bigger picture is hard to see. You will normally experiment with different widths to see what happens. For a given problem you’re unlikely to get it right the first time, but you can easily modify it in Excel until you find the widths that work best!

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