# What is a histogram and how is it used?

###### Wiki User

###### 2016-04-13 11:54:53

From my understanding, a histogram is a form of graphical

interpretation of data. This simply means a picture to reflect

data. For example, if you have data like, 20 students in your class

smokes while another 30 doesn't smoke, you can represent this into

a histogram. ( a simple picture to depict the data ). In Statistics

or Quantitative Methods, there are other forms of graphical

interpretation of data like Pie Chart, Bar Chart or even Scatter

Plots. Hope this helps. (cheong@bgymail.gd.cn) * Try this . A

graphic way to summarize data. Size is shown on the horizontal axis

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