Bug 82716 - Ability to create histograms directly from data, not using FREQUENCY()
Summary: Ability to create histograms directly from data, not using FREQUENCY()
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Chart-Enhancements
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Reported: 2014-08-17 00:00 UTC by 7qia0tp02
Modified: 2021-07-16 23:29 UTC (History)
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Description 7qia0tp02 2014-08-17 00:00:58 UTC
We should be able to create histograms of a column of data just by selecting that column and creating a chart.  The bin number and log/linear spacing of bins, etc can be set in the plot options window.  Currently it's possible to make histograms using the FREQUENCY() command, but it requires extra plot-only things being added to the spreadsheet.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-08-18 04:26:16 UTC
Please, could you elaborate a bit? I use histogram charts and I never used FREQUENCY() command.

Set status to NEEDINFO. Please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once you have provided requested informations. Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 7qia0tp02 2014-08-18 15:16:32 UTC
Can you please describe how to do it without FREQUENCY() command?

For example, if data is 


and the bins are 0-10, 11-20, 21-30, etc, then the histogram would have a height of 

 0-10: 3
11-20: 3
21-30: 0
31-40: 0
41-50: 1
51-60: 0




Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-08-18 19:29:55 UTC
Ok, with complete information it is easier to understand what you mean. For many users who are not statisticians histogram could be understand as bar chart.
Valid enhancement request.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Stanislav Horacek 2015-02-24 07:21:28 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 74665 ***
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-02-24 21:17:57 UTC
Changed source and target: this enhancement explain what is expected, while bug 74665 is very cryptic.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-02-24 21:18:49 UTC
*** Bug 74665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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