Log Binning of Data

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Takes in data, and then produces data for a log binned histogram


Updated 11 Mar 2011

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This script takes in data, and then produces a logarithmically binned (natural log) histogram:
[midpoints,Freq,eFreq] =logbin(data, BinNum)
where the inputs are
data: the input data from some experiment which will be binned
BinNum: the number of bins used in the data reduction process.

The outputs are:

midpoints := the centre of each log bin

Freq := the number of counts in each bin

eFreq := This calculates the original relative Poissonian error before normalisation, then calculates the new error after normalisation.

One should note that this script is a slightly modified version of
'logbinfromlinbin.m' which can be found here:

Modified by LPS July, 2010.

This paper will be of use to some looking more deeply into the technique of using log bins in data reduction

"Sampling, log binning, fitting, and plotting durations of open and shut intervals from single channels and the effects of noise"
by McManus et al. 1987.

Cite As

LPS (2022). Log Binning of Data (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27176-log-binning-of-data), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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