• How to Read and Use Histograms

    February 27, 2014  |  Tutorials

    How to Read Histograms and Use Them in R

    The histogram is one of my favorite chart types, and for analysis purposes, I probably use them the most. Devised by Karl Pearson (the father of mathematical statistics) in the late 1800s, it's simple geometrically, robust, and allows you to see the distribution of a dataset.

    If you don't understand what's driving the chart though, it can be confusing, which is probably why you don't see it often in general publications.
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