In the custom_content section, I have the option to choose two variables and plot one against the other (interactively in the html). This is really nice!
I’ve been looking for a way to also allow the (on the fly) creation of histograms of any single column. Is this possible?
In short, no this isn’t possible. You need to preprocess your data to get the histogram count data, then pass this to MultiQC.
Feel free to add an issue on the MultiQC repo for this. We could potentially add a new custom-content-specific plot type for this, it wouldn’t add a lot of code. I think other people have asked about it before.