# Correct use of terms (about sampling distributions)

I am taking random numbers from an uniform distribution. After I have taken some number of samples, I plot the probability density function. Now, I'm wondering how should I call the plot. Is it probability density function of uniform sampling distribution? Due to small number of samples it does not look like exactly uniform distribution, so I don't know what would be the correct term. Near-uniform?

Edit:

x = rand(1000, 1);
[f, t] = ksdensity(x);
figure;
plot(t, f);

• Exactly how are you are producing a plot? This affects what terminology is advisable. Aug 23, 2013 at 13:20
• Uhm... a histogram? Aug 23, 2013 at 13:22
• If you are taking samples from a uniform distribution and plotting the PDF then you can call it the PDF from a uniform sample. Providing the $\textit{n}$ may be helpful. Aug 23, 2013 at 13:23
• x = rand(1000, 1); [f, t] = ksdensity(x); figure; plot(t, f);
– asda
Aug 23, 2013 at 13:24
• Looks like MATLAB to me. "Say what programming language you're using." meta.stats.stackexchange.com/questions/1479/… Aug 23, 2013 at 13:58

Kernel estimate of probability density function of uniform distribution based on a sample of 1000 from rand(1000,1) in MATLAB.