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- Bar Graph
You can find out about bar graphs and experiment with making them
yourself at the Create
a Graph site from NCES. Select 'bar graph' from the menu and the
page will take you to an explanation of a
where you can experiment with creating your own.
There's a description of a
in the Dr. Math archives.
Here's an illustration on the Web from the U.S. census:
This histogram applet showing the duration (in minutes) for eruptions of
the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park is fun to play with
to see how the width of the blocks you draw affects the graph:
Applet - R. Webster West
A pictograph or pictogram can be a bar chart that uses pictures
to replace the bars and illustrate the data. See the
Bar Chart from Visual Mining, Inc.
This Web page by Suzanne Alejandre tells how to make a pictogram
and shows the result toward the bottom of the page:
Change Graphics in a Pictogram - Suzanne Alejandre
- For more about all kinds of graphs, see Rex Boggs' site,
Middle School Statistics
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