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Heights

Heyooooo so I was looking for some new data to update one of my STAT 213 note sets and I decided to use the on-record heights for 500 baseball players. We’re learning about types of graphs (boxplots, histograms, etc.) and ways of describing the shape of graphs (symmetric, skewed, etc.) so I thought hey, let’s plot these heights and see what we get.

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UHHHH, have you ever seen such a perfect bell-curve shape for actual data?

But here’s where it’s interesting to also look at not only the numeric summary but other plots as well. The boxplot actually shows two outliers (two players at 80 inches tall).

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So that’s interesting as well.

Anyway. Just thought this was a super pretty distribution and I have no life so I wanted to share this with y’all.

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