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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Using kdensity smoothing to improve on histograms [new]

In Chapter 1, Plotting Curves, Boxes, Points, and more, we saw how to plot histograms, which are a type of statistical plot that show how a set of data is distributed: how many samples lie within each range of values, or bin. There are problems with histograms, venerable as they are, however. For example, the apparent shape of the distribution depends in part on how big we make our bins. Histogram plots can be misleading, and do not always serve the statistical purpose for which they were intended.

Using kdensity smoothing to improve on histograms [new]

For these reasons and others, statisticians have invented other ways to calculate and display ...

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