Histogram Plots

Click the Home | New Graph | Statistical | Vertical Histogram or Home | New Graph | Statistical | Horizontal Histogram command to display data in groups or bins. Each bin represents a range of values on the X axis. The height of a bin represents the number of data points that fall within that bin’s range. If there is one Y value for each X value in the data set, use the bar chart rather than the histogram. Histograms can be oriented vertically or horizontally. The histogram discussion assumes a vertical orientation.

Click the Vertical Histogram or Horizontal Histogram buttons to create histogram plots.

 

 

2D Histogram

2D Histogram

Vertical histograms display data in a series of groups called bins.

Horizontal histograms display data in a series of groups called bins.

 

 

Creating a New Histogram

To create a histogram:

  1. Click the Home | New Graph | Statistical | Vertical Histogram or Home | New Graph | Statistical | Horizontal Histogram command.

  2. Select a data file in the Open Worksheet dialog. You can select a new data file or you can select an open data file in the Open worksheets section.

  3. Click the Open button. A histogram is created using the default properties.

 

Editing Histogram Properties

To change the features of a histogram— including the bins used to create the histogram— first select the histogram in the plot window or Object Manager and then edit its properties in the Property Manager.

 

Click the following tabs in the Property Manager to change different properties:

Plot

Data Limits

Labels

Line

Fill

 

 

See Also

Custom Bins

3D Histogram

Standard Axes

Add Additional Axes

Add Plots

Duplicate Axes

Legends

Multi-Graph Legends

Graph Title

Creating Multiple Graphs on a Page

List Worksheets

Export Plot Data

Graph Wizard