DrawMode

Orientation of boxes and bars

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Value Summary

OptionalHorizontal or Vertical

Graphics Primitives

ObjectsDrawMode Default Values
plot::Bars2d, plot::Boxplot, plot::Histogram2dVertical

Description

DrawMode = Vertical versus DrawMode = Horizontal determines the orientation of boxes in a box plot and bars in bar plots and histogram plots.

A plot of type plot::Boxplot serves for visualizing and comparing statistical data samples. The plot reduces the data to few simple descriptive parameters.

One coordinate direction provides information on the statistical data (25% quantile, median, 75% quantile etc.). The other coordinate direction just serves for placing several boxes associated with different data samples side by side for comparison.

With DrawMode = Vertical, the vertical direction provides the information on the statistical data.

With DrawMode = Horizontal, the boxes are turned by 90 degrees. Now, the horizontal direction provides the information on the statistical data.

Corresponding statements hold for the bars in a 2D bar plot of type plot::Bars2d and 2D histograms of type plot::Histogram2d.

Examples

Example 1

We create a box plot:

data1 := [2, 6, 4, 3, 1, 7, 9, 5, 3]: 
data2 := [2, 4, 8, 8, 7, 6, 8, 7, 3, 1, 10]: 
data3 := [stats::normalRandom(6, 2)() $ k = 1 .. 100]: 
plot(plot::Boxplot(data1, data2, data3, Notched = TRUE)):

The boxes are rendered horizontally:

plot(plot::Boxplot(data1, data2, data3, Notched = TRUE,
                   DrawMode = Horizontal)):

delete data1, data2, data3:

See Also

MuPAD Functions