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Histograms versus Bar Charts

Alex Velez explains the difference between a histogram and a bar (or column) chart:

Consider the above illustration of two data visualizations. 

A histogram is on the left, and to the right is a bar chart (also known as a bar graph). Histograms and bar charts look almost identical, yet they are dramatically different. Understanding their differences is important, so you know when to use each one and accurately convey—or consume—the insights they contain. 

Let’s take a closer look. 

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