#### Bell Curve Chart

I have 2 columns of data - see below.  My boss wants me to create a bell
curve chart, but if I use the chart wizard and select "Line" from the
Standard Types tab then my chart has steep angles.  I reviewed Article 213930
"How To Create A Bell Curve Chart" - 4 pages of complicated how to's and got
hung up on the first page.  Can anyone provide me with some easy to follow
instructions?

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C-1	9
C-2	4
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Utf
1/7/2010 4:58:02 PM
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Try using an XY chart with smoothed lines.

As for creating a Bell Curve Chart - those are the simplest instructions.

HTH,
Bernie
MS Excel MVP

"perale" <perale@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have 2 columns of data - see below.  My boss wants me to create a bell
> curve chart, but if I use the chart wizard and select "Line" from the
> Standard Types tab then my chart has steep angles.  I reviewed Article 213930
> "How To Create A Bell Curve Chart" - 4 pages of complicated how to's and got
> hung up on the first page.  Can anyone provide me with some easy to follow
> instructions?
>
> A-1 11
> A-2 16
> A-3 23
> B-1 60
> B-2 32
> B-3 18
> C-1 9
> C-2 4
> C-3 2
>

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Bernie
1/7/2010 6:29:50 PM
perale  -

The phrase "bell curve" usually refers to the very special Gaussian
("normal") probability density function.

In many situations, a "histogram" is a better first step in describing your
data.

An Excel histogram is a Column chart type for a frequency distribution of
your data.

If you want to create a histogram, you can use Excel's Histogram tool, part
of the Excel's Analysis ToolPak add-in. Or, you can use my free Better
Histogram tool, available from www.treeplan.com. Or, you can use Excel's
FREQUENCY array-entered worksheet function and create a Column chart from
the function results.

-  Mike
http://www.MikeMiddleton.com

"perale" <perale@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D45B610-3F81-4F00-9E9D-3412F21F0953@microsoft.com...
I have 2 columns of data - see below.  My boss wants me to create a bell
curve chart, but if I use the chart wizard and select "Line" from the
Standard Types tab then my chart has steep angles.  I reviewed Article
213930
"How To Create A Bell Curve Chart" - 4 pages of complicated how to's and got
hung up on the first page.  Can anyone provide me with some easy to follow
instructions?

A-1 11
A-2 16
A-3 23
B-1 60
B-2 32
B-3 18
C-1 9
C-2 4
C-3 2

 0
Mike
1/7/2010 9:56:37 PM
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