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.