I want to plot a histogram of two data sets in the following way:

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I've written this code, and following are my results:

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Can you help me out? What should I do?

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    $\begingroup$ Please stop posting images of your code instead include a copyable working example. See asking guidelines. As stated in linked page you should show some effort, is Histogram[{a,b}] all you've tried? Have you seen its documentation? And 'see also' section? p.s. See BarChart/BinCounts etc too. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    May 7, 2018 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I did try BarChart, but it just displays one value at one place, and not that how many times those numbers appeared. BinCounts also didn't help. $\endgroup$
    – Rishabh
    May 7, 2018 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ You have to pore through the examples. Try something like bins = Range[0, 3]/2. - 0.25; BarChart[Transpose[BinCounts[#, {bins}] & /@ {data1, data2}], ChartLabels -> {Range[0, 2]/2, None}, ImageSize -> 600]. $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    May 7, 2018 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Michael.. $\endgroup$
    – Rishabh
    May 7, 2018 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ You should look at HistogramList as a source of the data you need to transform your data into a bar chart. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    May 7, 2018 at 16:50

1 Answer 1


I don't like your choice of example datasets (which always produces mirror image histograms), so I am going to contrive my own.

SeedRandom[42]; data1 = RandomChoice[{0, 1/2, 1}, 100]
SeedRandom[24]; data2 = RandomChoice[{0, 1/2, 1}, 100]

Now, I will use HistogramList list to get the data transformed into something useful for making a bar chart.

{lblData, barHeight1} = HistogramList[data1, 3];
{notUsed, barHeight2} = HistogramList[data2, 3];
labels = Row[{#1, " – ", #2}] & @@@ Partition[lblData, 2, 1];

With the computed data, the bar chart can be made with

BarChart[Transpose[{barHeight1, barHeight2}], ChartLabels -> {labels, None}]



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