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Opening the Box of a Boxplot

Yoav Benjamini
The American Statistician
Vol. 42, No. 4 (Nov., 1988), pp. 257-262
DOI: 10.2307/2685133
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2685133
Page Count: 6
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Opening the Box of a Boxplot
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Abstract

Variations of the boxplot are suggested, in which the sides of the box are used to convey information about the density of the values in a batch. The ease of computation by hand of the original boxplot had to be sacrificed, as the variations are computer-intensive. Still, the plots were implemented on a desktop personal computer (Apple Macintosh), in a way designed to keep their ease of computation by computer. The result is a dynamic display of densities and summaries.

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