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October 30th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #1
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Change shape

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Can we change histogram shape , to consider after change shape ,area of histogram be 1 ?
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Question is too vague. Any histogram can be scaled to make the area 1, with or without changing shape.
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October 31st, 2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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Question is too vague. Any histogram can be scaled to make the area 1, with or without changing shape.

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Can we transform histogram from upper figure to lower figure in picture?(Consider after transform and changed shape , still area is 1 )
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You can transform the curve in general (as long as they are not too crazy). Once you get the shape you want, then scale to get the area = 1.
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You can transform the curve in general (as long as they are not too crazy). Once you get the shape you want, then scale to get the area = 1.
How can perform this? (It is better to be pulled to the right curve peaks.)
Could you give me an example please?
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Please help me
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In another way, i want wide kurtosis.
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In another way, i want wide kurtosis.
Why not match a Rayleigh distribution to your original distribution and then just adjust the spread parameter $\sigma$

The location of the peak in your original distribution is the value of $\sigma$

Increasing $\sigma$ will spread the distribution out.

The Kurtosis of the Rayleigh distribution is constant though.

The Erlang distribution could be used. It has two adjustable parameters

$k \in \mathbb{N}$

$\lambda \in \mathbb{R},~\lambda > 0$

The original peak is at $\dfrac{k-1}{\lambda}$

The kurtosis is $\dfrac{6}{k}$

Increasing $k$ will move your peak to the right, spread the distribution out, and increase the kurtosis.
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