I want to draw a histogram and some line plots together. I have one observed variable and several predicted ones. Observed data should be shown as a histogram and the predicted variables should be shown as line plots or smooth histograms. I use Mathematica 7. Please help me to show which fitted distribution is best.

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    $\begingroup$ No code?$\phantom{}$ $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2013 at 2:26
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    – WolframFan
    Jun 4, 2013 at 2:35

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Something like this?

data = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 5], 10^4];
dist = {EstimatedDistribution[data, NormalDistribution[mu, sigma]], 
   EstimatedDistribution[data, StudentTDistribution[mu, sigma, 5]]};
pdfs = PDF[#, x] & /@ dist;
Show[{Histogram[data, Automatic, "ProbabilityDensity"], 
  Plot[pdfs, {x, Min[data], Max[data]}, PlotLegends -> dist]}]

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  • $\begingroup$ yes I have same problem, but I have new distribution and real data set. I have calculated predicted values, so how I can sketch same histogram with data sets. $\endgroup$
    – SAAN
    Jun 4, 2013 at 5:25
  • $\begingroup$ Replace data with data={1,2,3,... } whatever your data set is and replace the NormalDistribution and StudentTDistribution with whatever you're using. $\endgroup$
    – Cam
    Jun 4, 2013 at 5:40
  • $\begingroup$ thanks Cam for your reply, data={1,2,3,..} works but how i can replace NormalDistribution with the expression? $\endgroup$
    – SAAN
    Jun 4, 2013 at 6:14
  • $\begingroup$ Just change dist, like this dist = {EstimatedDistribution[data,SkewNormalDistribution[mu, sigma, alpha]]} $\endgroup$
    – Cam
    Jun 4, 2013 at 6:22
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    $\begingroup$ Really @Azeem, why are you being coy? Why not describe your problem in some detail (that is, edit your question), and maybe include this multiparameter distribution you speak of? $\endgroup$ Jun 5, 2013 at 3:50

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