Quantitive Histogram Comparison

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I have two histograms that I would like to compare quantitatively. The values of the first histogram have respective relative errors for each bin. The second histogram has no statistical uncertainty.

I could compute probabilities for each bin that the exact values would fall into a given uncertainty range about the corresponding value in the other distribution... but I'm wondering if there are more sophisticated alternatives that I could apply.

If it is relevant, the width of the sample space is the same for all the bins and values in the distributions span several orders of magnitude.
 

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Stephen Tashi
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Just in case that numerous people haven't already suggested this to you, try Pearsons Chi-square test.
 

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