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Exploratory Data Analysis
1.3. EDA Techniques 1.3.3. Graphical Techniques: Alphabetic 1.3.3.14. Histogram


Symmetric, LongTailed Histogram  
Description of LongTailed 
The previous example contains a discussion of the
distinction between
shorttailed, moderatetailed,
and longtailed distributions.
In terms of tail length, the histogram shown above would be characteristic of a "longtailed" distribution. 

Recommended Next Step  If the histogram indicates a symmetric, long tailed distribution, the recommended next step is to do a Cauchy probability plot. If the Cauchy probability plot is linear, then the Cauchy distribution is an appropriate model for the data. Alternatively, a Tukey Lambda PPCC plot may provide insight into a suitable distributional model for the data. 