# What is the use of box and whisker plots?

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Jun 29, 2017

A box and whisker plot is one way of visualizing data distribution.

#### Explanation:

A box and whisker plot is one of many ways to display the distribution of your data and, compared to other plot types, it relays a decent amount of information in a clear manner.

The median is shown by the thick line in the middle of the box.

The box shows quartiles two and three.

Outliers are displayed outside of the upper and lower whiskers.

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