[R] boxplot in extreme cases

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Mon Nov 8 00:45:47 CET 2004

I noticed the following:
the 2 datasets
rep(c(0,1,2),c(10,20,40)) and
produce identical boxplots despite the fact that the medians are 
different. The reason is that the median in one case coincides with the
first quartile, and in the second case with the third quartile.
Is there a recommended way of displaying the median visibly in these 
cases? Setting notch=TRUE displays the median, but does look strange.

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