How to Create Histogram in Excel and Word 2007

histogram exampleHistogram is a simple column chart but there are no gaps between columns. In Excel and Word it's quite uneasy to find how to make a histogram. In Help there is only 3 results which show something related to histograms and not really helpfull.
  1. To start making histogram fill all cells with needed data in excel worksheet.
  2. Highlight all data and select insert->colum->clustered column as shown in the screenshot.
  3. A simple clustered column charts appears. You can make it look like a histogram by going to design tab and Chart Layouts. Select layout style no. 8 and see how diagram changes into histogram looking chart. The same procedure goes with Word. You can copy diagram in Word from Excel.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

are you stupid?

a histogram is a chart of relative frequencies for specified bins.

what you have made is not a histogram.

Anonymous said...

me again,,, ive figures a tacky way of doing it:

1. have your data in a row A1:A30
2. construct the following table:
0 5 1
5 10 2
15 20 3
etc you get the idea right?
say your table is in "d24:f32"
3. use =VLOOKUP() to determine what bun a data point belongs to. put that undearneath each datapoint
4.use =IF(A$2=$f24,1,0) and expand this to the right and down to cover all datapoints and all bins.
5. count the number of ones in each row. that;s gonna give you the frequency per bin.

if you find easier way please post.

Genie said...

thanks...

vinu said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
:)

Azniv said...

MY 8th THING IS DIFFERENT AND I DONT HAVE THAT ONE

Anonymous said...

OMIGSH...............that is soo not how you make a histogram
first of all thats not even a histogram i know how to do it PROPERLY but its too long to explain:D:P

ErikC said...

Try downloading a template from www.excelhistograms.com

Its easy to use :)