5.3 Violin Plots

Violin plots are an excellent way to display data, combining some of the benefits of both histograms and boxplots into one chart. They include most of the information included in a boxplot as well as the density. The density can be thought of as a smoothed version of the shape we see represented in a histogram. The below figure contains the same data as we saw in the previous section, except that this time, the boxplots have been replaced with violin plots:

We will learn more about violin plots in this week's computer lab.