# Questions tagged [histogram]

A histogram is a graphical representation of the frequencies of a continuous variable. The variable is divided into bins and a bar is drawn for each bin, proportional to its frequency in the data.

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### Bhattacharyya distance for three histograms

There is a paper “Auto White Balance Based on the Similarity of Chromaticity Histograms” mention about automatic white balance. One of the key point of this algorithm is how to measure the similarity ...
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### Where is the maximum bias and variance in a histogram as non-parametric density estimator?

I am a little bit confused about bias and variance of non-parametric density estimators and hope you can help me. Assuming a constant bandwidth and sample size, I am wondering at which points of the ...
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### Linear mixed effects models: what to do when the residual QQ-plot looks non-normal?

I have four linear mixed effect models of similar structure: ...
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### What methods are there for estimating distributions based on histograms?

I recently worked on a consulting project where a client wanted to estimate gamma and weibull distributions based purely on histograms rather than raw-data. I have never worked with problems like that ...
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### How to compute optimal binning for two histograms

I am plotting two histograms on top of one another (using matplotlib, but that is tangential to my question). My current approach is to compute the mean of the optimal bin widths for each histogram ...
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### Rebinning histogram for goodness-of-fit test: p-hacking?

I need to fit a 7-parameter function (actually 6 since one of them is fixed) on a histogram using ROOT. The function is basically an asymetric gaussian curve. The algorithm I'm using actually makes ...
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### Visualizing ACS PUMS data with weight / PWGTP

I am working with American Census PUMS microdata, a yearly sample that includes a total weight per record and 80 replicate weights. I'm unsure if it makes sense to do descriptive statistics such as ...