[R] Great looking plot - but what does it mean?

aaront aaront at uniserve.com
Mon Jan 7 17:31:11 CET 2008

You might want to google "box and whisker plot".

mika03 wrote:
>  http://www.nabble.com/file/p14668788/paragraphs.png 
> Hi,
> R is is world full of wonders... I created the attached plot, and I think
> it's exactly what I need! Well, actually I think it is more that wht I
> need...
> I wanted R to show the mean values of the categories on the x-axis and
> maybe the standard derivation as well.
> I am pretty confident that the bold horrizontal lines in the plot show the
> mean values. But what are the white boxes and the dashed lines? And what's
> that one small circle on the "Section" column supposed to mean.
> And if I would like to get rid of that small circle, how can I?
> Thanks a lot!

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