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## How do you plot outliers in box and whisker?

When reviewing a box plot, an outlier is defined as a data point that is located outside the whiskers of the box plot. For example, outside 1.5 times the interquartile range above the upper quartile and below the lower quartile (Q1 – 1.5 * IQR or Q3 + 1.5 * IQR).

## How do outliers affect a box and whisker plot?

Outliers are important because they are numbers that are “outside” of the Box Plot’s upper and lower fence, though they don’t affect or change any other numbers in the Box Plot your instructor will still want you to find them. If you want to find your fences you will first take your IQR and multiply it by 1.5.

## How do you show outliers in a Boxplot?

The Upper quartile (Q3) is the median of the upper half of the data set. The Interquartile range (IQR) is the spread of the middle 50% of the data values. Lower Limit = Q1 – 1.5 IQR. So any value that will be more than the upper limit or lesser than the lower limit will be the outliers.

## What is the upper 25 of a box and whisker plot?

The box portion of the box plot is defined by two lines at the 25th percentile and 75th percentile. The 25th percentile is the value at which 25% of the data values are below this value. Thus, the middle 50% of the data values fall between the 25th percentile and the 75th percentile. IQR is a popular measure of spread.

## What do outliers on a box plot indicate?

These “too far away” points are called “outliers”, because they “lie outside” the range in which we expect them. The IQR is the length of the box in your box-and-whisker plot. An outlier is any value that lies more than one and a half times the length of the box from either end of the box.

## How do you find the 25th percentile in a boxplot?

Draw a rectangular box whose bottom is the lower quartile (25th percentile) and whose top is the upper quartile (75th percentile). Draw a horizontal line segment inside the box to represent the median. Extend horizontal line segments (“whiskers”) from each end of the box out to the most extreme observations.

## How do you explain a box plot?

A box and whisker plot—also called a box plot—displays the five-number summary of a set of data. The five-number summary is the minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum. In a box plot, we draw a box from the first quartile to the third quartile. A vertical line goes through the box at the median.