Create a Box plot

A box plot also known as box and whisker plot is used to summarise the distribution of values in a collection.The box plot is an alternative to using a distribution chart.

Step 1: Select “Charts” in the menu bar to view all the Chart visualisation options.

Step 2: Select “Box plot” option.

Note: The default box plot will be placed on your Dashboard. Drag it to wherever you want by grabbing the header and you can resize it by dragging the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Click “Edit”   menu on the chart header to edit your chart’s data, appearance and social media settings.

Link data to your chart

Step 4: To link data to the chart, select the “Data” tab in the edit popup, select the data file from the left file tree.  The file will open in the right data selection area. For a time series chart, only data with a date-time column can be selected.

Step 5: Select your columns which you want to represent on the chart. Click on” Choose as group” the column you want to represent as a category on x-axis and Click on” Choose as value” the columns you want to represent as the values on y-axis.

Note: For “choose as groups”, your file should have text based column to use as category. You can check the datatype of column by clicking the column in “Data Wrangler”.

Step 6: A preview of your chart will be generated (the box with the black border). You can resize the preview by pulling the bottom left corner.

Style box plot

Style each data series (lines and points on the chart) by altering the options in the ‘Data Series’ tab.

All Series options

“All Series” selection allows you to manage settings that apply across all series such as hover, mean and orientation.

  • Mean: The mean of the data set is shown as a dashed line.
  • Orientation: the representation of chart bars.
  • Hover: to show the values if you hover over chart.

Series style options

  • Name: name of the layer.
  • X-axis: the x-axis in the chart, you can choose a secondary date-column if needed.
  • Y-axis: to manually reset the Y-axis of the chart.
  • Axis: by default, the series uses the left Y-axis, but you can switch to using a secondary Y-axis (right Y-axis) to allow you to show two different scales on the same chart.
  • Legend: The information to understand the chart better.
  • Show points: To show the outliers of the distribution as points.
  • Mean: To show the mean as a dashed line.
  • Mean standard deviation: To show the mean and the standard deviation as dashed lines.
  • Box line: To select the colour of the series and the thickness of the line for the ‘whiskers’.

Global style options

Style the overall look of the chart by altering the options in the ‘Global Styles’ tab.

  • Title: title of the chart.
  • Title-font: the properties of the title which is font, size and colour.
  • Background: the background colour of the chart.
  • Font: the chart font, its size and colour.
  • Background: the background of the legend.
  • Margin: the top, bottom, left and right margin.
  • Padding: the padding around the chart.

Legend style options

  • Font: font of the legend.
  • Visible: if the legend needs to be visible or hidden.
  • Background: background colour of the legend.
  • Border: the border and its colour around the legend.
  • X-position: the position of the legend with respect to x-axis.
  • Y-Position: the position of the legend with respect to y-axis.

X-axis style options

  • Name: name of the axis.
  • Font: properties of the name of the axis.
  • Range: set the maximum range of the X axis.
  • Axis line: visibility of axis line (show or hide).
  • Grid line: visibility line of grid line (show or hide) and its width.
  • Zoom: to allow the user to zoom on the chart. Interactive allows simultaneous zooming on both X and Y Axis.
  • Zero line: include the zero line on the chart.

Y-axis style options

  • Name: name of the axis.
  • Font: properties of the name of the axis.
  • Mode: toggle the Y axis to linear or logarithmic (base 10) scale.
  • Range: set the maximum range of the Y axis.
  • Axis line: visibility of axis line (show or hide).
  • Grid line: visibility line of grid line (show or hide) and its width.
  • Zoom: to allow the user to zoom on the chart. Interactive allows simultaneous zooming on both X and Y Axis.
  • Zero line: include the zero line on the chart.

Edit the settings of your visualisation for sharing on social media

To edit the information that will accompany the chart when sharing on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), select the ‘Social’ tab.

Share your visualisation

Share your visualisation or the entire dashboard using “Share” tab under “Dashboards”.