# S1 Boxplot diagram where to put the whiskers?Watch

#1
When we draw a boxplot diagram how many units far from the outliers do we put the whiskers? Like over how do we know we're supposed to put them there in those exact positions?
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1 week ago
#2
They will go up to the max/min value which isnt an outlier
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#3
(Original post by SDrew33)
They will go up to the max/min value which isnt an outlier
how do you calculate their positions?
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1 week ago
#4
(Original post by Presto)
When we draw a boxplot diagram how many units far from the outliers do we put the whiskers? Like over how do we know we're supposed to put them there in those exact positions?
You work out the outliers and put crosses. The look to see the next value - lower whisker is 22 and the other is 37.
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#5
(Original post by Muttley79)
You work out the outliers and put crosses. The look to see the next value - lower whisker is 22 and the other is 37.
Aren't the ends of the box plot the outliers and the crosses the whiskers?
Also why is that right end on 37? Why not 38?
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1 week ago
#6
(Original post by Presto)
Aren't the ends of the box plot the outliers and the crosses the whiskers?
Also why is that right end on 37? Why not 38?
No, the whiskers are the lines outside the box - there isn't a 38 in the list of values.
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#7
(Original post by Muttley79)
No, the whiskers are the lines outside the box - there isn't a 38 in the list of values.
Ohhh they're the very first and last values
Is it always like that?
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#8
(Original post by Muttley79)
No, the whiskers are the lines outside the box - there isn't a 38 in the list of values.
So the outliers are the crosses and whiskers the ends?
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1 week ago
#9
Yes, the outliers are marked by crosses and the whiskers end at the point before the outliers
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1 week ago
#10
(Original post by Presto)
So the outliers are the crosses and whiskers the ends?
Yes the outliers are the x and I call the whole line the 'whisker'.[think of a cat's whiskers]
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#11
(Original post by Muttley79)
Yes the outliers are the x and I call the whole line the 'whisker'.[think of a cat's whiskers]
Ohh wow. Thank you sm for your help
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