I have a list like this,

import random
import seaborn as sns

years = []

for i in range(1000):
    if i % 100 == 0:
        val = random.randint(1900, 2000)
        val = random.randint(2000, 2021)



Here is output graph, Distplot

As you can see, there is a density after 2000. There is not much data before this point. My question is how can I find this point in skewed data? Is there a formula that gives this? Any idea? Thanks in advance.


2 Answers 2


Depending on the level of what you want, I would suggest to just start with removing the the data with lower count :

  • Bin your data (equivalent to what you did by plotting the histogram)
  • Count the value in each bin
  • Look at the distribution of such values.
  • Remove the lowest counts
  • Get the cut off as the min of what is remaining
  • Try different bin size

That should cover getting the value.

Then you may want to make some assumption on the underlying process then try some statistical test on data before / after to see if the difference is significant.


Try looking at ways to find outliers, such as Tukey's fences or the modified Thompson's tau.


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