[R] Boxplot BUT with Mean, SD, Max & Min ?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 16:35:34 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Philip Rhoades <phil at pricom.com.au> wrote:
> People,
> It appears that there is no way of getting Boxplots to plot using Mean, SD,
> Max & Min - is there something else that would do what I want?  I couldn't
> find it . .

Try replacing the stats component of boxplot's output with your
desired statistics and then feeding that into the lower level bxp
function to do the graphics:

bp <- boxplot(Nile, plot = FALSE)
bp$stats <- matrix(c(min(Nile), mean(Nile) + c(-1, 0, 1) * sd(Nile), max(Nile)))

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