Watch the animation for creating a histogram and then consider the question below.
Why use this technique? Is it appropriate?
- We use histograms to show the distribution of a set of data.
- Histograms make it easier to see any patterns and trends. Because it is easy to see in which group most of the values are in a set of data.
- When there is a large set of data e.g. 50 or 100 samples a histogram is an appropriate graphing technique to use as all the data can be summarized.