Stem and Leaf Plot Calculator
The stem and leaf plot calculator helps you to generate a stemandleaf display for a given set of integers. Read on to know more about what a stemandleaf plot is, how to interpret the stemandleaf plot, and how to calculate the median from the stemandleaf plot.
Furthermore, in this article, you will also find examples with explanations to understand many of these stemandleaf statistical aspects.
What is a stemandleaf plot?
The stemandleaf plot, also known as the stemplot, is a visual display of all numbers in a given distribution in a condensed form. It helps present the quantitative data (integers) in a graphical form for easier interpretation of the shape of the distribution.
To interpret a stemandleaf plot, let's first understand what each of these terms means:

Stem — It is the integer part you obtain after dividing a number by 10.
For example, if the first number in the distribution is
54
, we get5.4
on dividing it by10
. The integer portion5
forms the stem of the number54
. 
Leaf — It is the remainder you obtain when dividing a number by 10.
Continuing the example with the number
54
, when we divide it by 10, we get a remainder of4
, which forms the leaf.
For a given set of numbers, this stemandleaf plot calculator will help you generate and visualize the stemandleaf plot of the distribution, thereby showing the whole range of values efficiently.
How to use the stemandleaf plot generator
All you need to do is as follows:
 Enter all integers that are present in the distribution in the consecutive fields.
 The stemandleaf plot maker will calculate the stem and leaf for each number.
 It will then display the final plot by combining all leaves that contain the same stem and show them in the same row.
 So, in the final plot, you will be able to see all the unique stems for your dataset and the leaves corresponding to each of those stems.
 Each leaf in the stemplot represents a specific number in the dataset.
Stemandleaf plot example
Suppose our distribution has the following five numbers: 25, 25, 13, 6, 9
.
The stemandleaf plot maker will show the following output for this dataset:
0    6  9 
1    3  
2    5  5 
 The first row 0  6 9 denotes the numbers
06
(or simply6
) and09
(or simply9
).  Similarly, the second row corresponds to the number
13
.  The third row stands for the numbers
25
and25
.
We can see that the minimum and maximum values of this dataset are 6
and 25
respectively.
Thus, the stemandleaf display generated by our stemandleaf plot calculator will help you visualize the distribution of the data and identify intervals with the maximum data points.
How do we calculate the median from a stemandleaf plot?
Median refers to the middle number in a dataset. Since the stemandleaf plot usually arranges the numbers in ascending order, all you need to do is find the centermost leaf from the stemandleaf display by counting from either side, attach it with its stem, and voilà! You'll have your median!
If there are two middle values, then we simply need to take the average of both the numbers!
So for the example in the last section, the median is 13 because there are two numbers either side of it.
What are some other metrics that we can calculate from the stemandleaf plot?
Using a stemandleaf display, we can find all the numbers in the dataset. Once we have them, here are some statistical measures that you can evaluate for that dataset:
 Minimum value;
 Maximum value;
 Range;
 Mean;
 Mode;
 Standard deviation; and
 Variance.
FAQ
Can negative integers be displayed using the stemandleaf plot?
Yes! In the case of negative numbers, the stem will be negative, while the leaves will be positive (except when the stem is 0, in which case, the leaf itself would be negative). So, for instance, the number 23
will have the stem 2
, and its leaf will be 3
.
How do I read a stemandleaf plot?
To interpret the stemandleaf plot, combine the stem with each of its leaves in every row. This will give the list of the numbers that are present in the original dataset. For instance:
5  2 7
decodes into the numbers 52
and 57
by combining the stem 5
with each of the leaves 2
and 7
.
Is there a limit to the number of integers that can be displayed using the stemandleaf plot?
No. Although there are no restrictions on the count of integers for displaying a stemplot, this particular stemandleaf plot generator can work only with a maximum of 50 values. It's worth noting that each of the integer values needs to be lesser than 10²¹.
Will duplicate values be displayed separately?
Yes! Each number in the dataset corresponds to a separate leaf, so if there is more than one instance of the same number, there will be as many leaves as necessary to show all the instances of a number.
Stem    Leaves 
