100% faithful display with the Histogram function?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg46557] 100% faithful display with the Histogram function?
- From: "Pedro P.B. de Oliveira" <pedrob at mackenzie.br>
- Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 22:33:39 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Hello, My question is: how can I get a display with the Histogram function, that is 100% faithful to my data? With a particular data set I have, the only way I get a fully faithful display is by tweaking the options of the function. Here are some details. If I work out the frequencies associated to my data I see that: 1) the peak of the distribution in the display is at a much higher value than it should be; 2) there are many more categories in my data than the histogram shows. In both cases, there seems to be some scaling going on that I do not want them to happen. All I want is a fully faithful display of my data. In order to get the histogram I need, by tweaking the options of the function, as follows, Histogram[mydata, HistogramCategories -> 10000, HistogramScale -> False]; then the display looks more faithful... So, how should I use the Histogram function so that I can *always* get (as simple as that) a 100% faithful display of my data? Many thanks for any clarification. ..Pedro Pedro Paulo Balbi de Oliveira Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica Rua da Consolação 896, Consolação 01302-907 São Paulo, SP - Brazil Email: pedrob at mackenzie.br Web: www.mackenzie.br/pedrob Phone: +55 (0)11 3236-8711 Fax: +55 (0)11 3236-8600