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SharpPlot.DrawBoxPlot Method

Construct box-whisker plot from data and zero, one or two optional categories. The categories may be integer or string arrays (in any combination) or they may both be boolean arrays. The data may be an integer or double array.

Boxplots may be drawn vertically (the default) or horizontally. The short tutorial shows a few of the possibilities with a classic dataset from the 1930s.

Example

sp = new SharpPlot(180,120);
sp.SetMargins(12,12,18,4);
years = new int[] {1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,
         1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1931,1932,1932,1932,1932,
         1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,1932,
         1932,1932,1932,1932,1932};
yield = new int[] {27,48,27,39,32,28,43,55,28,38,29,29,35,47,25,40,29,25,39,50,26,
         41,23,26,26,33,34,32,22,22,36,37,35,26,14,25,27,38,35,20,16,22,26,37,38,32,
         32,22};
sp.SetColors(Color.Orange);
sp.YAxisStyle = YAxisStyles.ForceZero;
sp.DrawBoxPlot(yield,years);

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Description

Tukey’s Box-and-Whisker design is often the best way to approach a large dataset when it is not clear what the significant relationships are. The ‘box’ shows the span of the data between the lower and upper quartiles, with a bar drawn at the median value. The ‘Whiskers’ show the total span of the data – you can use the ‘Deciles’ style to have a dotted line drawn from the 10% and 90% points out to the extremes to reduce the visual impact of outliers.

See also ...

Box-and-Whisker plots for multivariate data | SharpPlot Members | SharpPlot.BoxPlotStyle Property


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