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French Equivalent: Diagramme des sommets et des creux

A form of graph used to depict ranges of variation in successive intervals of time.

For example, daily price variation might be represented by taking time intervals of one month on the abscissa and, at each monthly point, showing the maximum and minimum price attained during the previous month. The maxima can be joined by a line to provide a graph of high points; and similarly for the minima; or, for each month, the high and low points may be joined by a vertical bar.

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 Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003