A frequency distribution as a term used in statistics is a graph or table that displays the frequency of different outcomes in one sample. Each of the entries in the table contains some particular frequency of the occurrences of values within some particular interval or group. Thus, in this way, the table summarizes the total distribution of different values in the same sample.
A frequency distribution can show a summarized grouping of data that is divided into mutually exclusive classes. The number of occurrences in one class may also be included in such grouping. Using this method is a way of showing the unorganized data such as the results of an election, an income of people within a certain region, sales of a product within a week, a month, etc. Some of the graphs may be pie charts, histograms, bar charts and line charts. Frequency distributions can be used for both quantitative and qualitative data.
Another definition for a term of “frequency distribution” may be a listing of all unique values in one particular set of data, including an enumeration of the number of time each value or range of values can actually be observed in that set.
Being the correspondence of a set of frequencies with the set of categories, values or intervals into which a statistical population can be classified, any frequency distribution may be described in a way of a drawing that illustrates the dependencies with the help of the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software.
The Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution can be used while working in ConceptDraw PRO to simplify the process of creating the needed dashboards with help of the pre-made examples that can be easily edited any time it is needed.
The Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution can be useful for many specialists such as HR managers and other managers who intend to develop their business with the help of the progressive tools.
The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution, to demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.
These documents are vector graphic documents, created in ConceptDraw PRO using ConceptDraw Live Objects technology. They are available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution is available to all ConceptDraw PRO users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software.
You can download sample data sources for all dashboards to see how changes made to data effect dashboard appearance.
Example 1: Frequency Distribution Dashboard — Employee Dashboard
This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution, and demonstrates the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution. All the charts on this page change automatically when the data source changes.
This company HR dashboard contains two histograms and two area charts. The charts show the employee distribution by age, years with company, weight and growth.
Both ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software and the Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution can help creating the visual dashboard you need. The Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution can be found in the Dashboards area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw PRO are downloaded and installed, you can install the Frequency Distribution Dashboard solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.
Frequency Distribution Dashboard uses a single screen to integratethe Frequency Distribution Charts Histograms and Area Charts
Why to use Frequency Distribution Dashboard?
Each Frequency Distribution Chart displays your source data to visually communicate the Frequency Distribution Comparison.
You can include Frequency Distribution Charts into your business or technical dashboards to show the distribution of items into a series of progressive numerical ranges.
Frequency Distribution Comparison
«This kind of comparison shows how many items fall into a series of progressive numerical ranges. <…>
Terms to look for that suggest this kind of comparison are x to y range, concentration, as well as the words frequency and distribution themselves»
Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication
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What chart should you use?
Use Histogram for few data points, and use Scatter Chart, Line Chart or Area Chart for many data points
Use Line Charts or Area Charts to show the shape of a distribution curve, not to show exact frequencies
Use Histogram or Scatter Chart to compare specific frequencies of your categories