Sturges' Algorithm - Aster Analytics

Teradata Aster® Analytics Foundation User GuideUpdate 2

Product
Aster Analytics
Release Number
7.00.02
Published
September 2017
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-04-17
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B700-1022
Product Category
Software

Sturges' algorithm for calculating bin width can be written as:

w = r/(1 + log2 n)

where w is the bin width, r is the range of the data values and n is the number of elements in the data set. This algorithm performs best if the data is normally distributed and n is at least 30.