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MATLAB: Marginal Distribution Plot

  1. May 25, 2009 #1

    I am trying to find a way to create a marginal distribution plot in matlab. I have lots of X-Y values on a scatter plot and need to find the approximate distribution. I have the Statistics Toolbox which is probably needed.

    I used POLYTOOL which gives me a mean and standard deviation value for the data on the Y axis, based on a single value for X. Ideally I would want a mean and standard deviation for both though, or at least something that describes the thing as a whole.

    This is kind of what I'm looking for:

    http://www.ehponline.org/members/2000/suppl-5/883-893bernillon/fig3.gif [Broken]


    Any help much appreciated! Thanks
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  3. May 25, 2009 #2


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  5. May 25, 2009 #4
    thanks. it was more about finding the parameters of the distribution than the 2 plots on the side of the graph. But i can prob draw a vertical histogram now and add a probability distribution line and establish the values from that. Should work

    Thanks for your help!
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