This applet is designed to teach students how bin widths (or the number of bins) affect a histogram. The histogram is for the Old Faithful data set. The observations are the duration (in minutes) for eruptions of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park. The user interactively changes the bin width by dragging the arrow underneath the bin width scale.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 06, 2011
Submitter: Patricia (Pat) Taylor
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for Histogram Applet
4 years ago
Camille Fairbourn (Faculty)
I love this applet because it has instructions for adapting it to any data set. Students can take data sets from class discussion and worksheets and manipulate the bin widths of a histogram. It is a great visual tool.
No difficulties. The applet is very simple and easy to use.
Time spent reviewing site: I've used this applet and my own versions of this applet for several years.
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