Methods to find symmetry of dist.

#1
I am asked to use 3 different stat tools to discuss the symmetry of the distribution of a set of given data (a data file with 2 columns). Maybe to do a histogram or box plot, and then find the mean or something?!
I am a Computer Eng. student and have to take this STAT course, and obviously know nothing about it! So any help would be appreciated.
 

JohnM

TS Contributor
#2
histogram, boxplot, and also compute the skewness of the distribution (use Excel) - a symmetrical distribution will have skewness=0