Microsoft releases Office 365 histogram

Office histogram app
Ups and downs of data become more visual

Microsoft has released its first visualisation app for Office 2013 and Office 365 in the form of a histogram function that can be used with Excel.

The app has become available on the Microsoft Research website, and is the first in a series as the company experiments with visualisation types.

The Microsoft Research Histogram shows the distribution of data, counting and categorising data points and creating a bar graph of their frequency. It's possible to view data by categories or continuous values.

A web version of the app working on Excel is available on the site.