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Mastering Python Data Analysis by Luiz Felipe Martins, Magnus Vilhelm Persson

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Univariate data

We are now ready to start playing with the data. A good way to get an initial feeling of the data is to create graphical representations with the aim of getting an understanding of the shape of its distribution. The word distribution has a technical meaning in data analysis, but we are not concerned with this kind of detail now. We are using this word in the informal sense of how the set of values in our data is distributed.

To start with the simplest case, we look at the variables in the data individually without, at first, worrying about relationships between variables. When we look at a single variable, we say that we are dealing with univariate data. So, this is the case that we will consider in this section.

Histograms

A histogram ...

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