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Range-box plotting relating to discrete distribution


Adam, Mohd Bakri and Babura, Babangida Ibrahim and Gopal, Kathiresan (2018) Range-box plotting relating to discrete distribution. Malaysian Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 34 (2). 187 - 204. ISSN 0127-8274; ESSN: 0127-9602


The box plot has been used for a very long time since 70s in checking the existence of outliers and the asymmetrical shape of data. The existing box plot is constructed using five values of statistics calculated from either the discrete or continous data. Many improvement of box plots have deviated from the elegant and simplier approach of exploratory data analysis by incorporating many other statistic values resulting the turning back of the noble philosophy behind the creation of box plot. The modification using range value with the minimum and maximum values are being incorporated to suit the need of selected discrete distribution when outliers is not an important criteria anymore. The new modification of box plot is not based on the asymmetrical shape of distribution but more on the spreading and partitioning data into range measure. The new propose name for the box plot with only three values of statistics is called range-box plot.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Mathematical Research
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.11113/matematika.v34.n2.935
Publisher: Penerbit UTM Press
Keywords: Exploratory data analysis; Box plot; Range-box plot; Discrete distribution
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2021 11:30
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 11:30
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