# What does a box plot tell you that a histogram does not?

## What does a box plot tell you that a histogram does not?

Although a boxplot can tell you whether a data set is symmetric (when the median is in the center of the box), it can’t tell you the shape of the symmetry the way a histogram can. The histogram on the left has an equal number of values in each group, and the one on the right has two peaks at 2 and 5.

## What is the box and whisker plot used to show a histogram?

A box and whisker plot is defined as a graphical method of displaying variation in a set of data. In most cases, a histogram analysis provides a sufficient display, but a box and whisker plot can provide additional detail while allowing multiple sets of data to be displayed in the same graph.

**What are the differences and the similarities between a histogram box plot and a dot plot?**

A dot plot represents data by placing a dot for each data point. A histogram groups the data into ranges and then plots the frequency that data occurs in each range. A box plot is used to compare multiple groups of data, and it shows the median, interquartile range, and maximum and minimum values of the data.

### What does a box plot tell you vs a histogram?

Box Plot with Histogram. In descriptive statistics, a box plot is an effective graphical representation of five-number summary, while histogram is a type of bar chart to visualize the distribution of a dataset.

### What is a histogram and box plot?

In descriptive statistics, a box plot is an effective graphical representation of five-number summary, while histogram is a type of bar chart to visualize the distribution of a dataset. Each of them has its place and its limitations.

**Is a box plot another name for a histogram?**

Histograms are sometimes called Frequency Plots while boxplots are referred to as Box-and-Whisker Plots. Histograms and boxplots can be drawn either vertically or horizontally. There are many graphical tools that can generate histograms and boxplots quickly and easily (such as Minitab).