On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Alan G Isaac <email@example.com
> This is essentially a query about why certain histogram types
> are not offered. I can see two possible answers: haven't gotten
> to them, or, don't want to offer them (e.g., they're bad practice).
> I will choose Stata as a point of comparison.
> The types are density, fraction, frequency, and percent.
> Frequency corresponds of mpl's normed=False.
> Density corresponds of mpl's normed=True.
> Today I wanted the 'fraction' type, but mpl did not offer it.
> (Note that because of other elements of the graph, hacks like
> replacing the ticklabels won't work nicely.)
> If there is not sentiment against offering these types,
> I suggest that the `normed` keyword accept strings,
> including "fraction" and "percent", and that `hist`
> be extended to produce these types.
> Alan Isaac