Box-Percentile Charts

General Features

  • A box-percentile chart gives the same graphical information as a box plot, but also uses width to encode information about the distribution of data*.
Box-Percentile Encoding Information About Distribution

Comparing Box & Whisker (a) and Box-Percentile (b) Plots of a Variable Whose Distribution is Shown in (c)

Box-Percentile Encoding Information

Box-percentile plot patterns for different distributions

Box-Percentile Patterns

* Esty, Warren W., Banfield, Jeffrey, D. (2003). Journal of Statistical Software, Volume 8, Issue 17.