astroML.plotting.hist(x, bins=10, range=None, *args, **kwargs)[source]

Deprecated since version 0.4: The hist function is deprecated and may be removed in a future version. Use astropy.visualization.hist instead.

Enhanced histogram

This is a histogram function that enables the use of more sophisticated algorithms for determining bins. Aside from the bins argument allowing a string specified how bins are computed, the parameters are the same as pylab.hist().


array of data to be histogrammed

binsint or list or str (optional)

If bins is a string, then it must be one of: ‘blocks’ : use bayesian blocks for dynamic bin widths ‘knuth’ : use Knuth’s rule to determine bins ‘scott’ : use Scott’s rule to determine bins ‘freedman’ : use the Freedman-diaconis rule to determine bins

rangetuple or None (optional)

the minimum and maximum range for the histogram. If not specified, it will be (x.min(), x.max())

axAxes instance (optional)

specify the Axes on which to draw the histogram. If not specified, then the current active axes will be used.

**kwargs :

other keyword arguments are described in pylab.hist().