Welcome readers! Today we are excited to welcome histograms to SimplyAnalytics. We hope you enjoy this wonderful new visualization as much as we do. Let’s take a look.
What is a histogram?
In short, a histogram is similar to a bar chart, but instead groups values into ranges (referred to as “bins”). The height of each bar displays how many values fall within that bin.
Let’s take a look at an easy to read example. The histogram view can be found under New View > Histogram in the program. The example below is showing the % of adults (pop 25+) with a bachelor’s degree or higher in States in the USA.
Each bin size, or bar width along the X axis represents a 5% range – so, 20-25%, 25-30%, etc. (zoomed in below)