


French
Equivalent: Diagramme à bâtons 
Definition: 
The graphical representation of frequencies or magnitudes by rectangles drawn with lengths proportional to the frequencies or magnitudes concerned.

Context: 
There are numerous variations which can be incorporated into this simple concept. For example, component parts of a total can be shown by subdividing the length of the bar. Two or three kinds of information can be compared by groups of bars each one of which is shaded or coloured to aid identification. Figures involving increases and decreases can be shown by using bars drawn in opposite directions, above and below a zero line.

Source
Publication: 
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Created
on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 
Last
updated on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 












