# Effects of Bin Width and Height in a Histogram

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When reading a histogram, it is important to understand exactly what the vertical scale is measuring and how that is affected by the choice of bins. Here we consider three common choices for the height of a bin: count, probability, and probability density.

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Contributed by: Brett Champion (March 2011)

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"Effects of Bin Width and Height in a Histogram"

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Published: March 7 2011