Re: [R] adding the mean and standard deviation to boxplots

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:20:59 -0400

?bxp

This is the underlying routine called by boxplot and you can supply your own values to the 5 that define a boxplot.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 2:24 AM, Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos <fernando.marmolejoramos_at_adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
>
> Dear users
>
> This is a message I was directing to Harold Baize but because I pressed the
> wrong button the message got lost grrrr!!!
>
> So I'm doing it all over again:
>
> Lets suppose I have three batches of data:
>
> a <- rnorm(50,2500,300)
> b <- rnorm(50,3500,250)
> c <- rnorm(50,4000,200)
>
> # Now I want to plot them as boxplots and violin plots
> require(vioplot)
> vioplot (a,b,c, horizontal=T, col="white")
> boxplot (a,b,c, horizontal=T, col="white")
>
> As we know boxplot show the least-greates values, lower-upper quartiles, the
> mean, and outliers (when present).
>
> However, for some data is not important the MEDIAN but the MEAN. Also, it is
> more relevant to show ERROR BARS instead of quartiles.
>
> So, how could I see (for the batches of data I introduced above)
>
> 1. a boxplot showing the MEAN and the SD instead of the lower/upper
> quartile?
> 2. a boxplot showing the MEAN and the STANDARD ERROR OF THE MEAN instead of
> the lower/upper quartile?
> 3. a boxplot showing the MEAN and the 95% CI instead of the lower/upper
> quartile?
>
> (I think in all these cases is preferable to have visual access, or to have
> the line that shows, the LEAST and the GREATEST VALUES.)
>
> In other words, that the ERROR BARS (95% CI, SD, SE) proposed here take the
> place of the boxes usually used to represent the lower/upper quartile.
>
> Now, the big question, is all this jazz possible to be implemented in violin
> plots as well?
>
> How could that be done?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Fernando
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