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st: Re: Other Box plots

From   "Scott Merryman" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: Other Box plots
Date   Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:35:25 -0600

A possible third way.

Philip Ender's box command will plot several box plots together with, what I
believe, are the correct whiskers.

findit boxplot will bring it up.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wallace, John" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: st: Other Box plots

> I'm still in the early stages of exploring Stata, but I haven't found a way
> yet to get box plots to be generated the way I prefer.  The built-in "box"
> parameter in the graph command comes close, in that the whiskers encompass
> 1.5*IQR and further outliers are plotted individually - but you can't use a
> by(groupvar) to get an array of related plots.
> The hbox addition I found in the STB files allows the by(groupvar)
> arrangement, but the whiskers encompass the entire range of data, rather
> than a function of the IQR.  This allows true outliers to dominate the graph
> in an undesirable way, IMO
> Is there a third way out there?  Or am I going to have to learn how to
> program ados to get boxplots the way I like them?
> Thanks for any assistance
> John Wallace
> Research Associate
> Affymetrix, Inc
> Santa Clara, CA

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