[R] boxplot(list(m[,1],...,m[,c]))

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Jul 5 12:11:36 CEST 2001

Gavin Simpson wrote:

> Is it possible to do something similar to
>         boxplot(data.frame(m))
> but have different scales for each of the boxplots?
> The reason I ask is that I have a series of lake chemistry measurements
> and I want to plot a diagram with boxplots for a number of variables.
> The variables are measured in different units and some variables are
> orders of magnitude bigger than others.  Any help with this would be
> appreciated.

Then you should better create a new plot for each of your variables with
different units, e.g.:

  x <- rnorm(10)
  y <- rnorm(10, 100, 10)
  z <- rnorm(10, 1000, 3)
  BL <- list(x, y, z) 	# or data.frame
  par(mfrow = c(1, 3))  # 1 row and 3 columns of plots
  lapply(BL, boxplot)

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