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    Histogram help

    An analyst records the Top 800 businesses in world and codes them by the type of industry they are in. Below is a selection of these showing their corresponding codes

    Finance - 1
    Food - 2
    Health - 3
    Insurance - 4
    Retailing - 6
    Defence - 11
    Energy -12
    Capital Good - 14
    Computers - 16
    Entertainment - 17
    Electrics 18
    Other 19

    This is the releveant histogram


    Q - what accounts for the gaps seen and what advice would you give to the analyst about the appropriateness of this display.
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    Because the data is catergorical the x-axis needs more detail if the histogram is any use at all. It is nearly impossible to locate each industry indicator.

    Given how badly the x-axis is organised it is difficult to suggest exactly why these gaps are seen or what they mean.
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