Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 14:03:10 -0500
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From: Christa Scholtz <email@example.com>
Subject: Boxplot question
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When I generate a series of boxplots (using the GUI, admittedly) there is a black band within each box which I would assume indicates the median. I am a bit confused however, since the width of this band doesn't change relative to the size of the box/IQR. This creates some visual confusion, since my boxes have different lengths/IQRs, and hence the band covers a significant portion of those with small IQRs. Is there a way to have the boxplot generate a thin line to indicate the median versus this larger band?
Hope this is clear.
Christa Scholtz, PhD
Policy and Statistical Analysis / Politiques et analyse de statistiques
Government Relations / Relations gouvernementales
Canadian Electricity Association / Association canadienne de l'électricité