[R] Impaired boxplot functionality - mean instead of median

Jean-Christophe BOUETTE jcbouette at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 17:16:47 CET 2005

I'm no wizard but looking at ?boxplot I think you should try ?bxp.


2005/12/1, Evgeniy Kachalin <ka4alin at yandex.ru>:
> Hello to all users and wizards.
> I am regulary using 'boxplot' function or its analogue - 'bwplot' from
> the 'lattice' library. But they are, as far as I understand, totally
> flawed in functionality: they miss ability to select what they would
> draw 'in the middle' - median, mean. What the box means - standard
> error, 90% or something else. What the whiskers mean - 100%, 99% or
> something else.
> Is there any way to realize it? Or is there any other good data
> visualization function for comparing means of various data groups?
> Ideally I would like to have a bit more customised function for doing
> that. For example, 'boxplot(a~b,data=d,mid='mean').
> --
> Evgeniy, ICQ 38317310.
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