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**NAME**

gsl-histogram - compute histogram of data on stdin

**SYNOPSYS**

gsl-histogramxminxmax[n]

**DESCRIPTION**

gsl-histogramis a demonstration program for the GNU Scientific Library. It takes three arguments, specifying the upper and lower bounds of the histogram and the number of bins. It then reads numbers from `stdin', one line at a time, and adds them to the histogram. When there is no more data to read it prints out the accumulated histogram using gsl_histogram_fprintf. If n is unspecified then bins of integer width are used.

**EXAMPLE**

Here is an example. We generate 10000 random samples from a Cauchy distribution with a width of 30 and histogram them over the range -100 to 100, using 200 bins. gsl-randist 0 10000 cauchy 30 | gsl-histogram -100 100 200 > histogram.dat A plot of the resulting histogram will show the familiar shape of the Cauchy distribution with fluctuations caused by the finite sample size. awk '{print $1, $3 ; print $2, $3}' histogram.dat | graph -T X

**SEE** **ALSO**

gsl(3),gsl-randist(1).

**AUTHOR**

gsl-histogramwas written by Brian Gough. Copyright 1996-2000; for copying conditions see the GNU General Public Licence. This manual page was added by the Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>, the Debian GNU/Linux maintainer forGSL.