Histograms for NBA players data
This is a Shiny app that generates histograms using data of NBA players from the season 2015-2016..
The goal is to provide examples of histograms and distributions of quantitative variables. Statistics, Chapter 3: The Histogram (pages 32-56):
- A variable is a characteristic of the subjects in a study. It can be either qualitative or quantitative.
- A histogram is a visual display used to look at the distribution of a quantitative variable.
- A histogram represents precents by area. It consists of a set of blocks. The area of each block represents the percentage of cases in the correspoding class interval.
- With the density scale, the height of each block equals the percentage of cases in the the corresponding class interval, divided by the length of that interval.
Reference: "Statistics" by David Freedman, Robert Pisani and Roger Purves (2007). Fourth Edition. Norton & Company.
The data set is in the
nba_players.csv file (see
data/ folder) which contains 528 rows and 39 columns, although this app only uses quantitative variables.
How to run it?
library(shiny) # Easiest way is to use runGitHub runGitHub("introstat-spring-2017", "ucb-introstat", subdir = "apps/ch03-histograms")