Choose one of the pre‑loaded data sets from the drop‑down menu.
- Move the slider below the histogram all the way to the right. Then, move the slider all the way to the left. What happens? If there are too few bars in the histogram, the data appears to be clumped in the middle. And if there are too many bars, it becomes difficult to notice trends. About how many bars should you use to display a set of data?
- Change the value for Minimum Frequency so that it equals roughly half the Maximum Frequency, and then press Update Histogram. How does this change the display of data?
- As you've seen, the same data can be represented in more than one way, and the way it is represented can lead to different interpretations. Can you adjust the number of bars and the minimum and maximum frequency to lead to two different interpretations of the same data?