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How do I plot a histogram with hatched shading?

I can plot an ordinary histogram with blue shading and black borders like this: T = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 10000]; Histogram[T, 30] And I can ...
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AxesLabel in Histogram3D unreadable

I'd like to modify this chart to relocate the z axis label so it's not over printing the values. ...
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Mysterious behaviour of ParallelTable

This question is related to Export bug in combination with ParallelTable?. The following code shows an even stranger bug than in the upper question. The y-axis should always be logarithmic, but in ...
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How can I have an axis label automatically positioned below the X-axis?

I'm attempting to generate some histograms, and I'd like to automatically label the X-axis. However, Histogram[. . ., AxesLabel -> {"X", "Y"}] places the "X" ...
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How to rebuild original data from a histogram?

I have data in the following form. I have a list of values and a list of frequencies that indicate how often each value has occurred. Example list of values: ...
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How can I tell mathematica to generate an histogram from nominal data?

If I write: Histogram[{1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2}] I get a nice histogram chart but if I write ...
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How to preserve clipping when exporting a framed histogram with font embedding?

I work with histograms and would like to export it to EPS format. I've noticed that my exported image loses the PlotRangeClipping option that I set up when I export the plot. This is true for at least ...
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How to find major color in a picture?

I want to find the major color (the color which appears most often) in a picture and do some analysis later. For example, if I have this picture: What I want to do is find out that gray, red, ...
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Circular Plot and Circular Histogram

The spherical or circular data arises when we measure data in degree e.g wind direction, clock and compass etc. Then representation of such data we need to plot circular plot, circular histogram and ...
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Calculate mean of values in bins

Problem description: I have a list of $\{x,y\}$ pairs. I'd like to divide $x$ into equal[*] bins, say $bx_1, bx_2, \ldots$, calculate $\left<y\right>$ for every bin and then plot the bin values ...
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Representative Smooth Kernel Distribution from Truncated Distribution

I am trying to produce a better distribution from a dataset that is bounded to be greater than 0. Here is an example distribution from the documentation that mimics the behavior of the actual dataset: ...
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Histogram of a very large dataset?

I have a very large dataset stored in a file (over 2GB). The file contains a tab-separated table of floating-point numbers. I want to do an Histogram of all the numbers in the table. But if I try to ...
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Histogram3D using sums instead of counts

I'm trying to create a 3d histogram/ matrix plot pair. My data is in the form {{TTR1,TBF1},{TTR2,TBF2},....} What I would like is to modify the Histogram3D so ...
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Histogram scale error when using DistributionChart

I'm a novice Mathematica user that is having some problems using the HistogramDensity function in a DistributionChart. My observations are heavily skewed to one category and the height of the other ...
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Mathematica: Retrieving PlotRange from Histogram

I know that one can retrieve PlotRange of a plot by using AbsoluteOptions[plot,PlotRange] but that won't work on Histogram. Here an example: ...
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Smooth/histogram a 2D set

I have a 2D dataset like this one: {{x1,y1}, {x2,y2},...} I need to smooth/histogram the data in such a way that binning is over the x-coordinate, while ...
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Exporting SmoothHistogram plot data

My program produces a large data set, which is distributed by some unknown function. I've used SmoothHistogram to visualise it crudely as a probability distribution ...
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Histogram For Non-Numerical Data

I have a non-numerical data, let say data = Table[RandomChoice[{0.2, 0.3, 0.25, 0.15, 0.1} -> {"A", "B", "C", "D", "E"}], {500}]; and i want to make a ...
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How can I make a heatmap of a days in year?

I know Mathematica has a ListPlot for time series but does it have a function for visualizing a list of dates as a heat map like this: This idea is from D3, check it out here.
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ColorFunction in Histogram[]

Let's say I have a Histogram: Histogram[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[10, 2], 500]] and I want the bars positioned to ...
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Make a density list plot/histogram from large, pre-binned data set?

I have a large data set consisting of $\mathcal{O}(10^9)$ two-dimensional points. In order to save memory and time I have pre-binned these into a uniform grid of $500 \times 500$ bins using Fortran. ...
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Map of United States as a 3D histogram

By combining the state data from here and the extrusion code from here I have managed to make prisms of the various US states such as However, the extrusion method looses information about the ...
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Background Shading in Histogram3D

I am preparing some data for dissemination. I have a series of plots that look like so, using ListLinePlot: The background shading is just being added using ...
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How can we create a histogram distribution from binning data?

HistogramDistribution takes a list of data points, creates a histogram from them, and returns this histogram in a form that can be used as a distribution. I ...
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Problem displaying eps exported histograms in Word 2010

I am having problems displaying histograms exported as .eps in Word 2010. I don't have problems though displaying them in a specialized .eps viewer. (Postsript viewer from Rampant logic) I am writing ...
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How can I plot histogram with the same number of values in every bin?

For example I have 100 values sample. I'd like to build histogram in which every bin contains, for example, 10 values. How can i do that? Thanks.
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Calculate mean and standard deviation from ImageHistogram

I am doing my PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology; I had someone helping me analyse images (.jpg pictures) in Mathematica, but it turns out this person made some really bad decisions, and well, now I have ...
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Combining Histogram and SmoothHistogram

How can we draw Histogram and SmoothHistogram together for two data sets?. I'd like to show the first data set using ...
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Better way to plot multiple discrete PDFs?

I often find myself trying to plot multiple PDFs for my courses. I find the default tools available to me are lacking and/or cumbersome. After readings some suggestions here, I have come up with the ...
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Log-log scale smooth histogram

How can I create a smooth histogram with a log-log scale? I can use Histogram[data, "Log", "LogCount"] to get a log-log histogram, or I can use ...
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Box plot combined with histogram and normal curve

Please forgive me if this is a relatively simple thing to do, but I'm relatively new to Mathematica and I've only recently started using it to visualise some statistics for my PhD work (I'm a linguist ...
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Histogram with the smaller bar in front

I am trying to visualise multiple data sets in one histogram. When using one or two datasets, the automatic transparency of the bars keeps everything relatively easy to see. When going to three or ...
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How can I make a list plot with bars?

Can anyone help me please? I don't want a Histogram; I don't want a BarChart, not even a ListPlot with drop down lines. I want a list plot with drop down columns/bars: please see the link. It is ...
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Add two Histograms to calculate summed Mean and StandardDeviation

As a follow up to this question: Calculate mean and standard deviation from ImageHistogram I would like to add two histograms before calculating the mean and StDev. I would like to sum the numbers, ...
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ImageHistogram with logarithmic y scale

ImageHistogram is much faster than Histogram with ImageData. The only problem: I cannot ...
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How to create a histogram from a given frequency table

I wanted to draw a histogram as in the photo above, I typed the command: ...
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Making a histogram of a user defined random variable

Suppose I want to generate a histogram of $n$ trials a slightly complicated random variable in Mathematica. Is there an easy way to do this? For instance, to make a histogram of a normal variable one ...
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How to compute a discrete histogram of a list [duplicate]

I'm trying to compute the discrete histogram of a set of values. By histogram I mean the absolute frequency a value appears on the dataset, by discrete I mean the values are from a discrete set, e.g. ...
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Misaligned DensityHistogram, DistributionAxes & PlotRange

data = RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0.5, 0.1], {10000, 2}]; DensityHistogram[data, PlotRange -> 1, Method -> {"DistributionAxes" -> "Histogram"}] The ...
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Probability density histogram with unequal bin widths

I am confused by output of Histogram and HistogramList for probability density ("PDF") when ...