[R] How to superimpose a histogram and density plot
wsimpson at gcal.ac.uk
Tue Jun 8 13:43:04 CEST 1999
> PD> "Venables, Bill (CMIS, Cleveland)" <Bill.Venables at cmis.CSIRO.AU>
> PD> writes:
> >> The fact that every elementary book on statistics does it this way
> >> does not make it correct. To be helpful, a histogram really has to
> >> be a non-parametric density estimator, period.
Not EVERY elem stats book. The best (IMHO) intro stats book (Freedman
et al) does it right--it ONLY uses histograms with a density y axis. I
used this book to teach stats to psych majors for several yrs.
Freedman, Pisani, Purves, Adhikari (1991) Statistics. Norton ISBN
I think there is a newer 3rd ed.
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