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Histcounts including values beyond bin edges

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David McVea
David McVea on 17 Sep 2020
Commented: David McVea on 18 Sep 2020
Hi - I feel this should be very simple but can't find the answer.
How do I use histcounts such that it includes values beyond the right- and left-most bin edges?
To be more clear, I want the first and last bins to include counts of values that are smaller than, and larger than, the extreme bin edges.
This doens't seem to be the default behaviour and I can't see how to change it.
Thank you

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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 17 Sep 2020
Edited: Bruno Luong on 17 Sep 2020
Append -Inf/+Inf in your finite edges

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 18 Sep 2020
If the min and max edge is the min and max of the data, then you probably want to replace the min & max edge with -/+inf rather than append the bin edge vector which would result in an empty bin-1 and the last bin would only represent the count for the max value of the data.
David McVea
David McVea on 18 Sep 2020
Thanks for the quick answer. I may have missed it but this should be in the documentation!

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