
Probability and Statistics Basic Probability and Statistics Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
December 28th, 2014, 08:35 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry  [Box Plot] Got Confused by My Textbook (Again)
Still writing a book about tables and diagrams. Now I am preparing to do a box plot subchapter. However, I find some difficulties here. In my reference book, it says that the values lie in both ends are outliers. Then I did some research on the web. Almost all of them told that those values on both ends are the lowest and highest data, respectively. Which one is correct? Not to mention, among 4 of reference books available in the office, that book is the only one which tells about box plot while the other three don't even touch it at all. Please help me in this matter. Thanks in advance.

December 28th, 2014, 10:41 PM  #2  
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 From: Erewhon Posts: 245 Thanks: 112  Quote:
You will find all of this and more types on the box plot Wikipedia page. CB  
December 29th, 2014, 06:42 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry 
And so, which one should I explain in the book regarding the ends?

December 29th, 2014, 09:22 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 From: Erewhon Posts: 245 Thanks: 112  
December 30th, 2014, 09:24 AM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry 
Well, I ended up explaining about the nonTukey one while the Tukey one is only explained briefly within the Outliers subchapter.


Tags 
box, confused, plot, textbook 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
Example in a Textbook, Which Got Me Confused  Monox D. IFly  PreCalculus  4  October 8th, 2014 12:01 AM 
What is t? Textbook error?  WWRtelescoping  Complex Analysis  5  April 27th, 2014 01:50 PM 
Textbook help  lemon5863  Math Books  1  February 8th, 2011 09:13 PM 
Question from my textbook  syncopatedclowns  Advanced Statistics  1  March 17th, 2009 05:05 PM 
Textbook error?  Kiranpreet  Algebra  2  August 4th, 2008 02:10 PM 