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st: RE: Adjacent values in graph_box

From   "Wallace, John" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: Adjacent values in graph_box
Date   Wed, 2 Jun 2004 11:59:04 -0700

Having found my wayward graphics manual, I've located the answer to my first question: the default values are the calculations proposed by Tukey in his 1977 text, Exploring Data Analysis.  The distance to the adjacent values is a multiple of the IQR (3/2 * (75th% - 25th%)).  It doesn't look like there is an explicit way to change this (make it 3SD, for example).  Does anyone know if this is ado-able, or is the graphics engine that generates the boxplot not accessible this way?




-----Original Message-----
From: Wallace, John []
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 11:33 AM
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Cc: Chung, John
Subject: st: Adjacent values in graph_box


Hi all

I've misplaced my graphics manual at the moment, and I'm trying to figure out two things:

1)     what are the default values for the adjacent values (location of the end of the whiskers on a boxplot)

2)     Can/how are they altered?


I thought it was -graph box, cwhiskers(...)-, but that appears to be for the appearance of the whiskers (line weight, cap appearance, etc)


Thanks for any help,

John Wallace | Research Associate | Test Method Development

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