Re: [R] Boxplot width

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 10:21:04 +0200

Folks,

?bxp tells you that "width" is about *relative* widths, hence useless. But it also includes a description of "boxwex" which is the right one to use here:

boxplot(l, at=c(length(d1), length(d2)), xlim=c(0,200), boxwex=20)

Uwe Ligges

Antje wrote:
> Hi Bert,
>
> this is the code I already wrote in my first mail:
>
> d1 <- rnorm(100)
> d2 <- rnorm(150)
>
> l <- list(d1,d2)
> boxplot(l, at=c(length(d1), length(d2)), xlim=c(0,200) )
>
> Just execute it an see how the boxplots look like.
>
> I simply don't know how to change the width.
>
> Compare with:
> boxplot(l, at=c(length(d1), length(d2)), xlim=c(0,200), width=c(2.0,2.0) )
>
> or
>
> boxplot(l, at=c(length(d1), length(d2)), xlim=c(0,200), width=c(50,50) )
>
> nothing changes. So I'm doing something wrong...
>
> (Jorges answer in no solution at all to this problem... or I miss
> something very important...)
>
>
> Antje
>
>
>
>
> Bert Gunter schrieb:

>> Have you checked ?bxp where it tells you that width must be a 
>> **vector** of
>> relative widths?
>>
>> It would help if you told us **exactly** what you did in the form of
>> reproducible code as the posting guide requests (see bottom of this
>> message).
>>
>> -- Bert Gunter
>> Genentech
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org 
>> [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On
>> Behalf Of Antje
>> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 8:52 AM
>> To: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
>> Subject: [R] Boxplot width
>>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> assume that you have data with different sampling like
>>
>> d1 <- rnorm(100)
>> d2 <- rnorm(150)
>>
>> now, I'd like to create two boxplots in one graph but each plot 
>> located at
>> the sampling number at the x-axis. This, I can do with "at"
>>
>> l <- list(d1,d2)
>> boxplot(l, at=c(length(d1), length(d2)), xlim=c(0,200) )
>>
>> but both plots are very thin and I'd like to increase the width of the 
>> plot.
>> I tried "width" but probably I do it wrong.
>>
>> Can anybody help me?
>>
>> Antje
>>
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