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Violin Plot
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Sam McKay

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Violin Plot
Use to visualise the distribution of your data.

A violin plot is a visual that traditionally combines a box plot and a kernel density plot.

A box plot lets you see basic distribution information about your data, such as median, mean, range and quartiles but doesn’t show you how your data looks throughout its range. If you have a multimodal distribution (multiple peaks) or some confusion as to where things are clustered then it’s not easy to figure this out.

A kernel density plot helps with this challenge by showing the variations in your data across its distribution. It works like a histogram, but uses kernel smoothing to provide a smoother curve where noise might otherwise be present.

This visual provides you with the ability to make these violin plots, with the option of displaying an accompanying combo plot (either a box plot, barcode plot or column plot).


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