# Ogive (statistics)

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In statistics, an **ogive** is a graphic showing the curve of a cumulative distribution function drawn by hand.^{[1]} The points plotted are the upper class limit and the corresponding cumulative frequency.^{[2]} The ogive for the normal distribution resembles one side of an Arabesque or ogival arch. The term can also be used to refer to the empirical cumulative distribution function.

## ReferencesEdit

**^**Black, Ken (2009).*Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making*. John Wiley & Sons. p. 24.**^**Everitt, B.S. (2002).*The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics*(2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-81099-X.

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