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A boxplot, or box-and-whiskers plot, is used in descriptive statistics to represent groups of numerical data including information on their distribution around the median. The plot (Fig.1) shows the sample median, maximum and minimum by the box and the line representing the mean through the box as well as the upper and lower quartiles represented by the whiskers extending from the box.

Box plots can be produce by PGFPlots () and PSTricks (). Examples are found at the following links: Can I use pgfplots to make a boxplot and Having difficulty with pstricks box plot, psaxes, pspicture.

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Above is an example of a typical diagram of a , courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

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