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Quantitive Histogram Comparison

  1. Nov 27, 2011 #1
    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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  3. Nov 30, 2011 #2

    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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