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Histogram over distinct values

asked 2015-05-27 21:41:34 +0200

Aaron Digulla gravatar image

updated 2015-08-26 19:59:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a calc sheet with a column like this:


and I'd like to create a diagram which displays

 A 2
 B 3
 C 1

i.e. the distinct texts and how often each text appears.

I'm using LibreOffice 4.3

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answered 2019-09-26 11:16:29 +0200

Aaron Digulla gravatar image

Have your data in column A (A1:A6 in the example).

Create a Standard Filter (Menu Data -> More Filters -> Standard Filter...)

In the first row:

  • Field name: Column A
  • Condition: =
  • Value: Not Empty (can be found in the dropdown)

Reveal the "Options" below.

Select "No duplicates"

Select "Copy result to:" and enter B1 into the text field.

The result should look like this:

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Click "OK". You should now see "A B C" in column B1:B3

In cell C1, enter this formula: =COUNTIF(A$1:A$6;B1)

That gives you the count of A in column A.

Copy this cell once for every value in column B (three times in the example).

Lastly, you can create a histogram using the cells in B and C. Click Menu Insert -> Chart... and you're done:

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answered 2015-05-28 04:41:21 +0200

horst gravatar image

Try the FREQUENCY Function. The help shows an example that can be adlusted to your problem.

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My help doesn't show this; in fact, it doesn't contain a "FREQUENCY" function. Part of the problem is that I'm using a German version.

Aaron Digulla gravatar imageAaron Digulla ( 2015-05-28 20:00:57 +0200 )edit

Could be Verteilung or Häufigkeit. I'm German but work only with english versions. Es ist HÄUFIGKEIT. Im deutschen forum gefunden.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2015-05-29 03:16:45 +0200 )edit
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