The grouping of data into bins (spaced apart by the so-called class interval) plotting the number of members in each bin versus the bin number. The above histogram shows the number of variates in bins with class interval 1 for a sample of 100 real variates with a uniform distribution from 0 and 10. Therefore, bin 1 gives the number of variates in the range 0-1, bin 2 gives the number of variates in the range 1-2, etc. Histograms are implemented in the Wolfram Language as Histogram[data].

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Bar Chart, Bihistogram, Bin, Class Interval, Dot Plot, Frequency Curve, Frequency Distribution, Frequency Polygon, Ogive, Pie Chart, Sheppard's Correction, Stem-and-Leaf Diagram Explore this topic in the MathWorld classroom

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Kenney, J. F. and Keeping, E. S. "Histograms." §2.4 in Mathematics of Statistics, Pt. 1, 3rd ed. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, pp. 25-26, 1962.

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