Overview for Histogram

Use Histogram to examine the shape and spread of your data. A histogram works best when the sample size is at least 20. A histogram divides sample values into many intervals and represents the frequency of data values in each interval with a bar. After you create a histogram, you can add a distribution fit line, change the scale type, and more. For more information, go to Customize the histogram.

The following histogram shows the distribution of the amount of torque that is required to remove the caps from a sample of shampoo bottles.

Where to find this graph

To create a histogram, choose Graphs > Histogram, then select the option that matches your data. For more information, go to Choose a histogram.

When to use an alternate graph

If the sample size is less than 20, consider using Individual Value Plot instead.

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