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3 Best (Often Better) Alternatives To Histograms
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3 Best (Often Better) Alternatives To Histograms

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Bex T.

Originally published on Towards AI.

Avoid the most dangerous pitfall of histograms

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Histograms are probably the first plot you might have used as you embark on your journey as a data scientist. They are intuitive and easy plots to understand the shapes of distributions.

However, as you progress through your journey, you will find that histograms are not so peachy. Histograms group the values into intervals called bins, and the height of each bin in a histogram tells the number of points in that bin. Consider this example:

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From this histogram, we can immediately see that most scores are between 60 and 80. Let’s see what… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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