On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Ariel Rokem <arokem@berkeley.edu> wrote:
Hi -

yes - but I want something that looks like the generic boxplot, but in which I can control where the edges of the boxes are placed what the sizes of the whiskers are. A combination of errorbar and bar, with this appearance, if you will.

Cheers - Ariel 

I guess then yours will be a non-standard box-plot because in a regular boxplot median is at 50th percentile, and the edges are at 25 and 75th respectively. There is no consensus for whiskers some uses 5 and 95 some 10 - 90 or you could come up with your own pair. Don't get surprised if you see different results for different percentiles. See at http://old.nabble.com/incorrect-boxplot--td25440025.html

Probably you don't seek something like boxplot's widths kw arg if I understand you right?


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@gmail.com> wrote:

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Ariel Rokem <arokem@berkeley.edu> wrote:
Hi - more generally, is there any way to control the location of the median line, the vertical size of the box and the vertical location of the whiskers?

Thanks - Ariel

Aren't those generically calculated from the data?


Ariel Rokem
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley