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QlikView for Developers Cookbook by Stephen Redmond

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Creating a box plot chart for a simple data set

Box plot charts, or box and whisker charts, are often used for displaying statistical mean and quartile information.

This can be useful for seeing how a value ranges across categories by visualizing the median, the twenty-fifth and seventy-fifth percentile, and the outlying values.

With a simple data set, it is easier to create the chart manually than using the wizard that QlikView provides—although there is a slightly strange sequence of actions to go through a "funny"—that you need to know about.

Getting ready

Load the following script:

LOAD * INLINE [
    Country, Value
    USA, 12
    USA, 14.5
    USA, 6.6
    USA, 4.5
    USA, 7.8
    USA, 9.4
    UK, 11.3
    UK, 10.1
    UK, 3.2
    UK, 5.6
    UK, 3.9
    UK, 6.9
];

How to do it…

There is a "funny" ...

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