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Centering a histogram around the median

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Hey, I have data that I am plotting a histogram with, and I want to center my histogram on the mean, with six bins (i.e 3 on each side). I need that each bin is the width of the standard deviation. Thanks in advance for any replies. Cheers, Amina

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Honglei Chen
Honglei Chen on 29 Sep 2011
Hi Amina,
You can specify the bin location in hist function, for example
x = rand(1024,1);
sigmax = std(x);
mx = mean(x);
binloc = (-2.5:2.5)*sigmax+mx;
hist(x,binloc)
More details can be found at
doc hist
HTH

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