Statistics: how to do histogram

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Working with computer: using Data Analysis Plus AddIn in Excel.
Data & .xls AddIn from Keller, 9th Ed.

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Statistics: how to do histogram

  1. 1. Ex. 3.1: Analysis of Long-Distance Telephone Bills • n=200 • Smallest obs.=$0; Largest=$119.63 • No. of classes: based on n=200; 7-9 @ 9-10 classes (p.35) • Class interval width= (largest-smallest)/No. of classes = (119.63 -0)/8 = 14.95 ≈ 15 (convenient value!) • Upper & lower interval limits?
  2. 2. In Excel: • File/ Open/ Folder:DataSets/ Folder:excel files/ Folder:Ch3/ Xm03-01.xls – To open data file • Tools/ Data Analysis/ Histogram/ OK/ Specify the Input Range & the Bin Range/ Click Chart Output/ Click Labels if the 1st row contains names/OK
  3. 3. To remove the gaps, place the cursor over one of the rectangles & click the RHS button of the mouse. Click (with LHS button) Format Data Series… Select Gap Width & use the slider to change the no. from 150 to 0.

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