Graphs of Block Data - Box Plot: Block Columns

When you select a block of data in a spreadsheet, right-click on the selected block of data, and select Graphs of Block Data - Box Plot: Block Columns from the resulting shortcut menu, a separate box plot of medians (and min/max values and 25th and 75th percentiles) is created for each of the columns in the block. Each box plot is displayed in a separate graph window.

You can also access this functionality by selecting a block and:

Ribbon bar. Select the Graphs tab. In the More group, click Block Data Graphs and from the menu, select Box Plot: Block Columns.

Classic menus. On the Graphs - Graphs of Block Data submenu, select Box Plot: Block Columns.

If you want to include all plots in one graph window,

  1. select Custom Graph from Block by Column via any of the above described methods,

  2. in the Select Graph dialog box, click the More button,

  3. and select the Single Window (Overlaid) option button.

To create a box plot of medians for each of the rows in the block, select Graphs of Block Data - Custom Graph from Block by Row.

Note that you can also create box plots for entire variables (columns) or cases (rows) by selecting Graphs of Block Data - Custom Graph for Entire Column or Graphs of Block Data - Custom Graph for Entire Row, respectively. You can use these Custom Graphs to create a variety of types of box plots (e.g., Mean/SE/SD, Mean/SD/1.96*SD, and Mean/SE/1.96*SE).

For more information on box plots, see Graphs of Input Data - Box-Whisker by ... or 2D Box Plots.