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box plot

noun, Statistics.
1.
a graphic representation of a distribution by a rectangle, the ends of which mark the maximum and minimum values, and in which the median and first and third quartiles are marked by lines parallel to the ends.
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  • If the above figure were replaced by a box plot, this point would become clearer.
  • Note that the above values are used in generating a box plot.
  • If there is a large number of observations, then a box plot may be preferable.
  • The following is the box plot of small particles for load lock nested within temperature.
  • Generally, graphical methods such as the box plot or histogram are used to detect outliers.

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