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Plot a probability density function with colored area and indicating extremes


Updated 01 Oct 2015

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This functions plots a estimated probability density (kernel smootthing) of data X with bandwidth b and indicating n extreme values. The design is following Rahmstorf et al. in Spektrum der Wissenschaft.
Suitable e.g. for showing extreme years in a distribution from a time series.
Please feel free to modify it (e.g. colormap, etc.)

Cite As

Holger Hoffmann (2020). histplot (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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This routine was used for the following publication (please see the supplement):

Hoffmann H, Zhao G, van Bussel LGJ, Enders A, Specka X, Sosa C, Yeluripati J, Tao F, Constantin J, Raynal H, Teixeira E, Grosz B, Doro L, Zhao Z, Wang E, Nendel C, Kersebaum K-C, Haas E, Kiese R, Klatt S, Eckersten H, Vanuytrecht E, Kuhnert M, Lewan E, Rötter R, Roggero PP, Wallach D, Cammarano D, Asseng S, Krauss G, Siebert S, Gaiser T, Ewert F, 2015. Variability of effects of spatial climate data aggregation on regional yield simulation by crop models. Clim Res 65, 53-69.


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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015a
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Platform Compatibility
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