# Non-numerical Histogram

May 9, 2009
I have been searching to see if it's possible to create a histogram with non-numerical data and it doesn't seem like it's possible. Is there something similar where I can. Count number of occurrences of a string and organize them from most frequent to less frequent? There are about 60 possible strings.

e.g.

ABCDEFGHIJ

1ddhykygghd

2jlqqwertya

3ukhghjklzx

4tukyuuiioa

5xypyjkkadh

Then output the counts of each of the strings (letters in this case) present. I was thinking of just putting them in the same row or column and manually counting, but it doesn't seem like it would be that difficult have it automated.

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Apr 25, 2006

I am writing a macro that finds the prime numbers between to numbers chosen by the user. I want to create a histogram showing the distribution of the primes. I was going to use the Histogram tool in the Data Analysis add-in. My problem is in setting the input range. I do not know how many entries there will be in the input range. How can I write the argument so that it can be "dynamic" I can determine how many entries there are after I determine the prime numbers but I am not sure how to put that info into the Histogram argument.

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Oct 5, 2006

I'm trying to make a histogram with the data analysis tool. The problem is that whenever I make a chart it doesnt show my intervals correctly. It puts them under the bars instead of between them.

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Oct 6, 2006

I'm making use of a histogram to visualize my data. The only problem is that 90% of the data has a value which lies close to eachother but 10% is very different.

For example:

Interval-----Frequency

0-10------5

10-20-----7

20-30-----6

30-40-----0

40-50-----0

50-60-----0

60-70-----0

70-80-----0

80-90-----0

90-100----0

100-110---2

Now the histogram I will obtain won't look very good. Is there a way I can have an interval like 40 - ... which resembles everything above 40?

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Jan 12, 2010

I'm trying to use the 2007 histogram tool (or frequency) to show me the frequency of data, but my data is in a different form than required for either of these tools. Let me use the following simple case -- to show the frequency of student grades both tools assume I have a list of student's test grades. What if I instead have more than one column, e.g., "grade" and "number students with that grade"??

My application is actually different, but it's still 2 columns, a numeric property and a weighting factor (e.g., fraction of the total).

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Apr 19, 2012

On Histogram, is it possible to plot Bin averages?

In my data there are two columns, 1) File Size 2) Months and then I have created Bin(months) like 0,6,12,18,24

I want to plot average file size in those Bins. For example I would like to plot what was the average file size in past 6 months, past 6-12 months so on.

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Jun 11, 2009

I've been trying to make this work with Chart Wizard and can't. I gave out 331 surveys and the data in each column is the answer selections for each question on the survey - A,B,C,D,E. I'd like to do a histogram for each column simply with the percentage of people that chose each answer selection.

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Oct 27, 2006

I have a large table (20,000 plus entries) and I need a way to pull out data that matches criteria in buckets.

For example:

April data (column B) that is from 0 to 30 (column C)

April data (column B) that is from 31 to 45 (column C)

... 46 to 60

... 61 to 75

... 75 to infiniti

Then do it again for May, June, July, etc. I have used DCOUNTs to pull this type of data, but it's a bit cumbersome. Any other ways to pull this type of data from the table?

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Jul 11, 2007

I am looking for an formula to calculate the bin width for a histogram chart.

I am thinking of creating 50 bins for the chart. The range (max - min) of the data can be from £10 to £5,000,000.

A straighforward formula will be (max - min)/ 50. But I don't want decimal point in the bin numbers.

I am thinking of using Floor/Ceiling function, to round the bin-width to whole numbers, but 10/50, 100/50, 1000/50,..., 1000000/50 all need to round up/down to different scales! for example, I want 100/50 round to 5, 1000/50 round to 50 etc.....I was wondering is there a formula I can use to calculate the bin-width based on the criteria above or similar?

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Nov 30, 2009

Those "False, False, False, False" parameters to run a histogram, whatever do they mean? Application.Run "ATPVBAEN.XLAM!Histogram", Range("Inputs"), Hist.Offset(0, 3), Worksheets("OutputSheet").Range("Outputs"), False, False, False, False

Through recorded code, I've seen that to create a histogram, the third False is a "True"... but let's say I've already got the blank histogram created. I'm running a simulation (where the inputs range is being updated with every run), and I want the histogram to be filled in at the end of all the runs. What do these parameters have to do with it? Having them all as false, like I've been told, isn't working.

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Mar 25, 2012

We were working on a set of stock returns using histogram option from the analysis tools. We have not been able to figure out why we have produced two different sets of frequencies over same set of data and one predefined bin range.

Only a few classes present different counts. Can this be due to two different versions of excel were used?

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Aug 28, 2002

I would like to create a histogram from experimental data with the normal distribution curve overlaying the histogram.

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Dec 12, 2009

I'd like to find out the formula where numerical valued between 1-2000 equals True and numerical under 0 equals False. Examples are in the attachment.

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Jul 2, 2014

I'm trying to come up with a histogram chart that adjusts Bin Size based on user input. I've come up with the formulas for Bins and Frequency, but am struggling when it comes to charting the data to dynamically update when the user changes Bin Size. How to make the x-axis dynamically adjust with the number of Bins.

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Nov 21, 2006

i m given 12 max value of my 292 cells. now im asked to find number of cells that falls within each of these max values?? im asked t use histogram. how will i do it?

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May 16, 2009

The worksheet looks like following:

A1=350; B1= ; C1=-350

a.The forumula in C1 was =A1-B1

b. B1 was blank

c. I had to enter the formula in B1?

What formula goes on B1?

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Feb 3, 2010

Is there an equivalent of =rank for non-numerical data? If not, is it possible to sort data (into another column if necessary) alphabetically without resorting to a macro?

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Mar 24, 2013

find the first numerical in a text string that is immediately followed by an x

so that i can extract the packing size from packing description workbook attached

DESCRIPTION

PACKING SIZE

SUNFLOWER OIL 12X1LT

12X1LT

[Code].....

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Dec 2, 2013

produce graphs/charts based on inequalities monitoring information - gender, nationality, age etc. I'm capturing info from several events, one sheet per event. Had a look at COUNTIF but not sure it's what I want and looks like I'd need sub-sheet for each? Capture.PNG

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Apr 2, 2014

I'm working on a spreadsheet and I want the letter "E" to have a numerical value of zero, and not necessarily in just place as my sheet will be regularly updated. If you're a fan of golf, you will understand what I am doing. I'm basically making a custom leader board for a fantasy golf game that I'm doing, and I'd like for the letter E to represent the value of zero when I am adding up the scores.

For example

A1: -1

A2: -3

A3: 4

A4: E

A5: -2

A6: 3

A7: 3

A8: -5

Total: -11 (have a formula set up to only count the best 4 scores).

I want to be able to add up those columns, and since only the lowest 4 scores count, I need E to equal zero. I get that I could just put 0 there, so I'm being a little picky (in golf E represents Even par, essentially a value of zero for the purposes of this game). There are 20+ teams in the game so I need E to be recognized as zero in each of those fields.

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Nov 21, 2007

I have a column of dates (2007, 2006, 2005 etc...) and a column of data ranging from "unsatisfied" to "very satisfied". I want a formula to provide, for example, the total number of occurences of "very satisfied" in "2006".

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Dec 8, 2008

This should be easy but after searching "consolidate" all that I could find was multiple sheets and complex questions.

I have 5 data columns that I need consolidated into 1 single column. I've tried the consolidate funtion but it appears to only work with formulas and numerical values (unless I cant find the proper command.) I've also tried paste special but it populates the cells following.

I need 5 cells word values pasted into a single cell

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Aug 17, 2013

I have Cell B1 = 6 on a worksheet named DOC. On Cell B3 of worksheet Week 1 it has "Celina". Is there a way that if Cell B1 in DOC has number 6, Cell B3 on Week 1 will automatically become Celina. All worksheets are in the same workbook.Likewise if Cell B1 ever has any of the following numbers, cell B3 in Week 1 will display the corresponding alphanumeric.

1 = Troy

2 = Piqua

3 = Urbana

4 = Grnvl

6 = Celina

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Oct 25, 2013

I'm trying to streamline my spreadsheet a bit. Sometime last year I managed to use the formula found (on the attached file) in cell K4 to assign a numerical value to a lettered grade. However, it's been a year or so since I thought about it and so I've completely forgotten how to edit it to make it more appropriate for this spreadsheet!

Essentially what I'm trying to do is a workaround for what I've already done in columns E and F: I'm trying to show the difference between two grades (letters) as a numerical value. Is there a way to do this, or is the VLOOKUP work around I've used in columns E and F going to be the simplest way?

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Aug 31, 2007

I need to write a macro that compares the numerical value of 2 cells and give me a result as described below:

All the numbers would be either whole numbers or whole numbers + 0.5

Example 1:

The two values are both whole numbers then no action is taken.

Cell A = 5

Cell B = 5

or

Cell A = 7

Cell B = 5

Result = No action taken..................

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Feb 24, 2009

I need help figuring a way to show what I have left on a spreadsheet. Please see the following thread with attachments in them.

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Mar 29, 2009

I'm attempting to require a numerical entry in a cell using data validation. The function =AND(ISNUMBER(cell),NOT(ISBLANK(cell))) does not perform as intended. Unchecking "Ignore Blank" has no effect. The ISNUMBER function evaluates to TRUE on a blank cell. When used outside of data validation, NOT(ISBLANK(cell)) evaluates to FALSE on a blank cell, making me think the AND(...) function should be sufficient.

Valid entries are any number, including 0.

Can this be done without VB?

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Jul 25, 2009

creating functions in excel and would like to hire someone who can assist me in creating the following functions: Column A (For Numerical Values Less Than or = to 100): Column B Value should be (+10)

Example 1: If a numerical value of 90 is placed in Column A then Column B Numerical Auto Value should be 80+10 (190). Example 2: If a numerical value of 35 is placed in column A then Column B Numerical Auto Value should be 35+10 (45) and so on. Another important point is that if the values in column A are copy and pasted Column B should automatically discharge the values visibly as the examples stated above is this possible? If not i'll need to have this done.

Also there are other numerical values that must be added in Column A (basically for every increase in numerical value of 100 there are to be different numerical plus factors in accordance to Column A). Column A (For Numerical Values greater than 100 but less than 200): Column B Value should be (+15).......

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Jan 25, 2010

I want to set up an if statement that does the following, where 'a' and 'b' are numerical values.

If 'a' is not a multiple of 'b' Then

...

Else

...

End If

How can I write this so VBA can understand it?

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Feb 22, 2010

I need to be able to enter a number in a cell, A1 for example, activate a button, and have that value placed into a new row below in numerical order, then the entry in A1 deleted so more entries can be made

For example, if F1=6, G1=8 and H1=9, if I enter 7 in A1 and run the macro, a new row is created (G becomes H, H becomes I, etc) and 7 is placed in G1, A1 is cleared.

What I'm up to is inventory where the items are all numbered and more of the same number can show up with a larger number, like XXXX1 and XXXX2 that are the same item, or different item YYYY1 that may only show up once. Row gets deleted when inventory is removed from "back room" and goes to sales area so the list will only carry 40 or so items at any one time.

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