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Tukey's hanging rootogram

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Tukey's hanging rootogram
This visualisation is a variation of the concept of histograms, combining observed and predicted distributions in a simple way.
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Source:
Tukey, John W. (1977), Exploratory Data Analysis" Addison-Wesley." (Visualisation information web site)
http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/RGraphGallery.php?graph=31
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.
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  • Histograms can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.