Use Box Plots With Caution! They May Be Misleading.

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Box plots are quite common in data analysis. But they can be misleading at times. Here's why. A box plot is a graphical representation of just five numbers – min, first quartile, median, third quartile, and max. Thus, two different datasets with similar five values will produce identical box plots. This, at times, can be misleading and one may draw wrong conclusions.

## Use Box Plots With Caution! They May Be Misleading.

## Use Box Plots With Caution! They May Be…

## Use Box Plots With Caution! They May Be Misleading.

Box plots are quite common in data analysis. But they can be misleading at times. Here's why. A box plot is a graphical representation of just five numbers – min, first quartile, median, third quartile, and max. Thus, two different datasets with similar five values will produce identical box plots. This, at times, can be misleading and one may draw wrong conclusions.