[R] boxplots of 1 (or 2 or 3) "datum" ..

Dan E. Kelley kelley at Phys.Ocean.Dal.CA
Wed Mar 15 14:25:20 CET 2000

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Problem is I cannot repeat your example, since you didn't use "public" data.
> (Usually, you'd construct data, something like...

First, thanks very much for your informative suggestion about creating
example data.  I'm not good enough at R yet to have thought of that,
and your email taught me some new things, which I really appreciate.
(I didn't enclose the actual data because they relate to confidential
scholarship evaluations.)

> *Or* are you suggesting that for n=1, n=2 (and maybe n=3) per group
>         plot(factor, continuous)
> shouldn't use boxplot()s but rather dot plots ?
> This is a suggestion that I've heard and had myself before,
> very well worth discussing.

Yes, this is what was on my mind.  I'm not sure how the decision
should be made to do boxplots versus dotplots, but maybe that could be
an optional flag?
Again, thanks for the comments.  Dan.

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