Hi everyone I have various text files that contain a large number of data points that have a broad range from negative to positive and even numbers that are small on the order of 10^-3 all the way to 10^-8. There are about 100,000 data points per file. The data is all in a single a column and I need to be able to generate a histogram so that I can get a sense of how the values are distributed. How do I go about doing this? Please help me, seriously appreciate any and all insights!

  • $\begingroup$ Can you maybe put a small subset of your data into Pastebin so people can easily try things out? $\endgroup$ – J. M. is away Dec 16 '16 at 9:32
  • $\begingroup$ data looks something like this: $\endgroup$ – John Kyle Dec 16 '16 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ -5.56623e-05 -1.4589e-06 -0.0023418396 -0.002966671 -0.0003421337 0.0003824124 -7.525e-07 9.585e-07 -3.736e-07 1.864e-07 -6.165e-07 0.0108392519 0.0142917955 -0.0204017594 -3.78961e-05 1.51851e-05 -0.0247994105 0.0236278443 -0.0002419006 -5.791e-05 -0.0180117059 0.0066504516 -0.012217475 -5.53443e-05 0.0233274161 0.0046151878 2.22565e-05 3.61474e-05 1.06544e-05 0.017932274 5.8896e-05 2.15055e-05 -9.58721e-05 0.0084957179 -2.89584e-05 2.4147e-05 0.0033017166 -0.0030408922 -3.31214e-05 -0.0772874534 -4.8319e-06 0.0002001463 $\endgroup$ – John Kyle Dec 16 '16 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ the actual file contains all of the data but this is essentially what I'm working with $\endgroup$ – John Kyle Dec 16 '16 at 9:38
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    $\begingroup$ What is the Import format of your file ? First step would be to correctly import the data in Mathematica with Import function for example, then Histogram a part of your list to test it. $\endgroup$ – Valacar Dec 16 '16 at 10:25

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