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# Histogram3D

 Histogram3D plots a 3D histogram of the values . Histogram3Dplots a 3D histogram with bins specified by bspec. Histogram3Dplots a 3D histogram with bin heights computed according to the specification hspec. Histogram3Dplots 3D histograms for multiple datasets .
• Histogram3D[data] by default plots a histogram with equal bins chosen to approximate an assumed underlying smooth distribution of the values .
• The width of each bin is computed according to the values ; the width according to the .
• The following bin specifications bpsec can be given:
 n use n bins {w} use bins of width w {min,max,w} use bins of width w from min to max {{b1,b2,...}} use bins Automatic determine bin widths automatically "name" use a named binning method {"Log",bspec} apply binning bspec on log-transformed data fb apply fb to get an explicit bin specification {xspec,yspec} give different x and y specifications
• The binning specification is taken to use the Automatic underlying binning method.
• Possible named binning methods include:
 "Sturges" compute the number of bins based on the length of data "Scott" asymptotically minimize the mean square error "FreedmanDiaconis" twice the interquartile range divided by the cube root of sample size "Knuth" balance likelihood and prior probability of a piecewise uniform model "Wand" one-level recursive approximate Wand binning
• The function fb in Histogram3D is applied to a list of all , and should return an explicit bin list . In Histogram3D, fx is applied to the list of , and fy to the list of .
• Different forms of 3D histogram can be obtained by giving different bin height specifications hspec in Histogram3D. The following forms can be used:
 "Count" the number of values lying in each bin "CumulativeCount" cumulative counts "SurvivalCount" survival counts "Probability" fraction of values lying in each bin "PDF" probability density function "CDF" cumulative distribution function "SF" survival function "HF" hazard function "CHF" cumulative hazard function {"Log",hspec} log-transformed height specification fh heights obtained by applying fh to bins and counts
• The function fh in Histogram3D is applied to three arguments: a list of bins , a list of bins , and the corresponding 2D array of counts . The function should return an array of heights to be used for each of the .
• Only values that consist of real numbers are assigned to bins; others are taken to be missing.
• In Histogram3D, automatic bin locations are determined by combining all the datasets .
• Histogram3D renders the histogram elements associated with dataset according to the specification defined by the symbolic wrapper .
 Axes True whether to draw axes BarOrigin Bottom origin of histogram bars BoxRatios {1,1,0.4} bounding 3D box ratios ChartBaseStyle Automatic overall style for bars ChartElementFunction Automatic how to generate raw graphics for bars ChartElements Automatic graphics to use in each of the bars ChartLabels None category labels for datasets ChartLayout Automatic overall layout to use ChartLegends None legends for data elements and datasets ChartStyle Automatic style for bars ColorFunction Automatic how to color bars ColorFunctionScaling True whether to normalize arguments to ColorFunction LabelingFunction Automatic how to label elements LegendAppearance Automatic overall appearance of legends Lighting "Neutral" simulated light sources to use Method Automatic methods to use PerformanceGoal \$PerformanceGoal aspects of performance to try to optimize ScalingFunctions None how to scale individual coordinates
• The arguments supplied to ChartElementFunction are the bin region , the bin values lists, and metadata from each level in a nested list of datasets.
• The argument supplied to ColorFunction is the height for each bin.
Generate a 3D histogram for a list of pairs:
Multiple datasets:
Generate a probability histogram for a list of values:
Use any graphic for pictorial bars:
Use procedural bars:
Generate a 3D histogram for a list of pairs:
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Multiple datasets:
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Generate a probability histogram for a list of values:
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Use any graphic for pictorial bars:
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Use procedural bars:
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 Scope   (22)
Specify the number of bins to use:
Specify a different number of bins to use in and :
Specify the bin width:
Specify a different bin width to use in and :
Specify bin delimiters:
Specify different bin delimiters to use in and :
Specify bin delimiters as an explicit list:
Specify different bin delimiters to use in and :
Use different automatic binning methods:
Use logarithmically spaced bins:
Use different height specifications:
Use a height function that accumulates the bin counts over the direction:
Bins associated with a dataset are styled the same:
Nonreal data is taken to be missing:
Use different layouts to display multiple datasets:
Control the origin of bars:
Use wrappers on individual data, datasets, or collections of datasets:
Wrappers can be nested:
Override the default tooltips:
Use PopupWindow to provide additional drilldown information:
Button can be used to trigger any action:
Use an explicit list of styles for the bars:
Use any gradient or indexed color schemes from ColorData:
ChartBaseStyle can be used to set an initial style for all chart elements:
Style can be used to override styles:
Use any 3D graphic for pictorial bars:
Use built-in programmatically generated bars:
For detailed settings use PalettesChartElementSchemes:
Use Labeled to add a label to a dataset:
Use symbolic positions for label placement:
Provide value labels for bars by using LabelingFunction:
Add categorical legend entries for datasets:
Use Placed to affect the positioning of legends:
 Options   (39)
Change the bar origin:
Use ChartBaseStyle to style bars:
ChartBaseStyle combines with ChartStyle:
ChartStyle may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:
ChartBaseStyle combines with Style:
Style may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:
ColorFunction may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:
Create a pictorial chart based on any Graphics3D object:
Use a different graphic for each dataset:
Graphics are used cyclically:
Styles are inherited from styles set through ChartStyle etc.
Use Style to override ChartStyle:
Explicit styles set in the graphic will override other style settings:
Get a list of built-in settings for ChartElementFunction:
For detailed settings use PalettesChartElementSchemes:
ChartElementFunction appropriate to show the global scale:
Write a custom ChartElementFunction:
Built-in element function may have options: use PalettesChartElementSchemes to set them:
Place dataset labels above each histogram:
Labeled wrappers around datasets will place additional labels:
Symbolic positions outside the bar:
Use different layouts to display multiple datasets:
With multiple datasets that are fairly disjoint typically works better:
Generate a legend based on chart style:
Use Legended to specify individual legend entries:
Use Placed to control the placement of legends:
Use a legend to label the layers in a stacked histogram:
Use ChartStyle to style bars:
Give a list of styles:
Use colors from ColorData:
Use colors from ColorData:
Styles are used cyclically:
Style overrides settings for ChartStyle:
ColorFunction overrides settings for ChartStyle:
ChartElements may override settings for ChartStyle:
Color by bar height:
Use ColorFunctionScaling->False to get unscaled height values:
ColorFunction overrides styles in ChartStyle:
Use ColorFunction to combine different style effects:
By default scaled height values are used:
Use ColorFunctionScaling->False to get unscaled height values:
Use automatic labeling by values through Tooltip and StatusArea:
Do no labeling:
Use Placed to control label placement:
Control the formatting of labels:
Use the dataset position index to generate the label:
Place complete labels as tooltips:
Generate a bar chart with interactive highlighting:
Emphasize performance by disabling interactive behaviors:
Typically less memory is required for noninteractive charts:
 Applications   (2)
Create a MatrixPlot from counts extracted from a histogram:
Select a subset of languages available in DictionaryLookup:
Create a histogram of word lengths of various languages:
Histogram3D automatically determines bins to use based on data:
Use BinCounts for explicit binning of data:
Display using BarChart3D:
Use PDF to get parametric probability density function:
Show together with Histogram of random data:
Overlay different bin specifications:
Vary charting options to affect display: