What is the primary difference between a histogram and a stem-and-leaf plot?
The basic function of a histogram and stem and leaf plot is to tabulate data using graphs.
Answer: The primary difference between a histogram and a stem-and-leaf plot is that the stem-leaf plot shows individual data points whereas the histogram does not.
Histograms are an age-old traditional method, while stem-and-leaf plots are the newly adopted methods for tabulation.
Stem and leaf plot is a way of plotting the data, where data is split into two categories, under stem i.e. the largest digits, and leaves i.e. the smallest digits. Similar to histogram it is used to compare the data.
The key difference between stem and leaf plot vs the histogram:
- The histogram makes use of bar representation to showcase the data, while this same work is shown in the stem and leaf plot using the leaves of the stem plot.
- The stem and leaf plot has a slight difference over the histogram as it can be constructed more quickly and easily as compared to histograms.
- The stem-leaf plot shows individual data points whereas the histogram does not.