Normal distribution: chest measurements
- Susan Addington
- Histogram, Normal Distribution, Statistics
This is a data set from 1817, of chest measurements from soldiers in a militia in Scotland. Does this data appear to be normally distributed? Check by adjusting the sliders until the normal curve matches the histogram. What is the mean of this data? What is the standard deviation? How can you see these two numbers on the graph?
"Statement of the Sizes of Men in Different Countries of Scotland", Taken from the Local Militia, Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal 13 (1817), 260-264.