# What is a histogram in statistics?

To construct a histogram, the first step is to "bin" the range of values—that is, divide the entire range of values into a series of intervals—and then count how many values fall into each interval. The bins are usually specified as consecutive, non-overlapping intervals of a variable.

Why is a histogram not appropriate for discrete data?

Histograms are a special form of bar chart where the data represent continuous rather than discrete categories. This means that in a histogram there are no gaps between the columns representing the different categories. A histogram is used because age is a continuous rather than a discrete category.

What is a histogram and what is its purpose?

Purpose of a Histogram. A histogram is used to graphically summarize and display the distribution of a process data set.

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