Exploring data: Graphs and numerical summaries
Exploring data: Graphs and numerical summaries

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Exploring data: Graphs and numerical summaries

5.4.1 Chest measurements of Scottish soldiers

Figure 19 shows a histogram of chest measurements (in inches) of a sample of 5732 Scottish soldiers.

Figure 19
Figure 19 Chest measurements (inches), source: Stigler, S.M. (1986) The History of Statistics-The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, p. 208.

This data set is discussed further later in the course; for the moment, simply observe that there is an evident single mode at around 40 inches. The data are said to be unimodal.


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