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counting total no of particles in a bin in histogram

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Sumera Yamin
Sumera Yamin on 23 Aug 2019
Commented: dpb on 23 Aug 2019
Hi, i have a basic problem. I had made a histogram with nbins = 100.
I want to count the number of particles of that which is maximum number of particles and display it.
what should be the best way to do it.
Thank you very much. Any help is highly appreciated.
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Sumera Yamin
Sumera Yamin on 23 Aug 2019
x = randn (100,1);
n = 100;
hist (x, n);
minz = min (x);
maxz = max (x);
n_bin = (maxz-minz) / n;
% i want to locate the bin with highest number of counts and then divide total sum of that bin with n_bin.

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Saurabh Kelkar
Saurabh Kelkar on 23 Aug 2019
k = hist(x,n);
gives the counts in each of the bins.
modalBin = find(k==max(k) % Gets the bin number of highest bin. Will return two bins if clashes
Alternatively i would recommend using ecdf funtion for doing this.
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dpb
dpb on 23 Aug 2019
Indeed, but there are some real advantages with them with respect to the new versions...the binning difference above being one and the ease in setting bins for certain specific uses. "Not everything new is necessarily improved."

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