Bug 81530 - Support frequency-density histogram (column chart type) i.e., histogram with variable bin widths
Summary: Support frequency-density histogram (column chart type) i.e., histogram with ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Devansh Varshney
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Blocks: Additional-Chart-Types
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Reported: 2014-07-19 11:29 UTC by 7qia0tp02
Modified: 2024-07-21 17:42 UTC (History)
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Description 7qia0tp02 2014-07-19 11:29:25 UTC
It should be possible to make histograms with variable-width bins.  So maybe the data format would be like this:

Bin start       Amount
0               5
10              8
30              12
40              6

Or maybe like this:

Bin start       Bin end     Amount
0               10          5
10              30          8
30              40          12
40              50          6

And the amount of things that fall into the bin is the *area* of the box that spans that range on the X axis. So a bin from 1-2 with 3 things in it would produce a bar as tall as a bin from 2-4 with 6 things in it.

Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-08-24 14:12:58 UTC
Per the linked AskLO thread, confirmed. Currently only possible to construct this type of histogram via workaround. Status set to NEW. Summary amended for clarity.
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2023-03-10 19:29:52 UTC
Definitely useful. See also bug 82716 about creating histograms (perhaps of this kind as well) directly from data.