I'm working with 16-bit WAV files. As far as I understand, amplitude is measured at a sampling rate of 44100 samples/second (i.e. Hertz), with each sample being represented as binary data through quantization.
When I retrieve frequency statistics from a WAV file, Praat gives me quantile information i.e. it is approximating the distribution of the quantized binary data. How exactly is it doing this i.e. what algorithm does it use? In addition, can I retrieve the underlying distribution to perform statistical analysis on the raw data rather than its approximation?