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Histogram Applet

Histogram Applet

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....

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Camille Fairbourn
Camille Fairbourn (Faculty)
12 years ago
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.

Technical Remarks:

No difficulties. The applet is very simple and easy to use.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: I've used this applet and my own versions of this applet for several years.