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Name: Descriptive Statistics: Histogram
ID: m16298
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module provides an overview of Descriptive Statistics: Histogram as a part of Collaborative Statistics collection (col10522) by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: bar, boxes, data, histogram
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (
Maintainers: Susan Dean (, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (, Connexions (

Latest version: 1.13 (history)
First publication date: Apr 7, 2008 10:52 am -0500
Last revision to module: May 15, 2012 9:19 am -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.14 Mar 28, 2013 1:36 am -0500 by Susan Dean
 Module: Descriptive Statistics: Histogram: Added calculator instructions.

Version: 1.13 May 15, 2012 9:19 am -0500 by Susan Dean Currently viewing this version.
Descriptive Statistics: Histogram: Updated the histogram for Example about Mr. Ahab's class. Updated note about rounding.

Version: 1.12 Aug 11, 2011 7:15 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
Descriptive Statistics: Histogram: Updated glossary items "frequency" and "relative frequency."

Version: 1.11 Feb 19, 2009 9:00 am -0600 by Susan Dean
Descriptive Statistics: Histogram:  Updated the glossary items.

Version: 1.10 Jan 8, 2009 9:55 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Descriptive Statistics: Histogram: Added a second value 61 to Example 1.  It had been left out.

Version: 1.9 Jan 8, 2009 6:13 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
For Descriptive Statistics:  Histograms, the explanation of how to create a histogram was clarified.

Version: 1.8 Oct 27, 2008 1:04 pm -0500 by James Cooper
roles updated

Version: 1.7 Jul 16, 2008 10:08 am -0500 by Connexions
fixed answers and metadata

Version: 1.6 Jul 14, 2008 10:58 am -0500 by Connexions
Removed/Modifed image width parameters

Version: 1.5 Jul 8, 2008 8:11 pm -0500 by Connexions
post review edits

Version: 1.4 Jul 3, 2008 11:24 am -0500 by Connexions
post review updates

Version: 1.3 Jun 26, 2008 4:08 pm -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
Roles changed

Version: 1.2 Jun 5, 2008 1:46 pm -0500 by Uchenna Anyikam
Replaced Fuzzy Picture, Set Lists in in indiv. paragraphs, fixed typos

Version: 1.1 May 22, 2008 9:36 am -0500 by Jonathan Emmons
Initial publication

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