Browse Definitions :
Definition

binning and grouping

Binning and grouping is form of data visualization in which individual data values are sorted into classes or categories and depicted graphically to help explain the significance of the data. Binning and grouping is useful when there are so many individual graphic elements in a chart, that distinguishing them is difficult. 

Statistical data binning offers a way to group continuous values into a smaller number of bins. For example, data about a group of people could be arranged into a smaller number of age intervals (e.g., grouping every five years together). Ideally, bins should contain the same number of items and when possible, the data set should be evenly divisible by the number of bins. Bins should include all data under study, including outliers, and boundaries for bins should be whole numbers to make the data easier to visualize.

Large data sets typically require a large number of bins. Deciding on the exact number is often a judgment call. Choosing the right number of bins with the right number of items to provide the information needed is important but can be challenging. 

This was last updated in August 2018

Continue Reading About binning and grouping

SearchNetworking
SearchSecurity
  • man in the browser (MitB)

    Man in the browser (MitB) is a security attack where the perpetrator installs a Trojan horse on the victim's computer that is ...

  • Patch Tuesday

    Patch Tuesday is the unofficial name of Microsoft's monthly scheduled release of security fixes for the Windows operating system ...

  • parameter tampering

    Parameter tampering is a type of web-based cyber attack in which certain parameters in a URL are changed without a user's ...

SearchCIO
  • chief procurement officer (CPO)

    The chief procurement officer, or CPO, leads an organization's procurement department and oversees the acquisitions of goods and ...

  • Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to improving efficiency, customer satisfaction and profits.

  • change management

    Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organization's goals, processes...

SearchHRSoftware
SearchCustomerExperience
  • clickstream data (clickstream analytics)

    Clickstream data and clickstream analytics are the processes involved in collecting, analyzing and reporting aggregate data about...

  • neuromarketing

    Neuromarketing is the study of how people's brains respond to advertising and other brand-related messages by scientifically ...

  • contextual marketing

    Contextual marketing is an online marketing strategy model in which people are served with targeted advertising based on their ...

Close