How can we draw Histogram and SmoothHistogram together for two data sets?. I'd like to show the first data set using Histogram, and the second using SmoothHistogram.

  • $\begingroup$ Where is this "data set" you speak of? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 2:51

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Here's an example:

data1 = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 100];
data2 = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[1, 1], 100];

     Histogram[data1, Automatic, "PDF"],
     PlotRange -> All

histogram and smooth histogram

The important bits are:

  • using "PDF" for the histogram to match the smooth histogram in height (otherwise the histogram will show counts, and completely dwarf the other plot).
  • using Show with PlotRange -> All to combine the plots, and make sure each part is shown completely.

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