Patterns to look for in a histogram

Steve Simon


When you plot your data in a histogram (or a stem and leaf diagram), you should look for patterns. Here are examples of three of the most important ones.

Figure 1. Histogram showing a bell shaped curve

Figure 2. Histogran showing a right skewed distribution

Figure 3. Histogram showing a bimodal distribution

You can find an earlier version of this page on my old website.