# Custom Plot - means, SD & 5th-95th% (Plotmeans or Boxplot)?

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## Custom Plot - means, SD & 5th-95th% (Plotmeans or Boxplot)?

 Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated: I need to produce a custom plot i haven't come across in R. Basically, I want to show means, 1st standard deviation and 5th and 95th percentiles visually, using something resembling a boxplot. Is it possible to completely customize a boxplot so that it shows means as the bar (instead of, not as well as medians), standard deviations at the hinges (instead of IQR) and 5th & 95th percentiles at the brackets? The plotmeans function (ggplots) allows means to be plotted, but it seems only with confidence intervals, not 5th and 95th percentiles, and also without hinges (for standard deviations). I've searched the forums and various books and have drawn a blank on this. Thanks. Steve ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steve Worthington Ph.D. Candidate New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology
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## Re: Custom Plot - means, SD & 5th-95th% (Plotmeans or Boxplot)

 In reply to this post by Steven Using builtin dataset stackloss try this: f <- function(x) replace(quantile(x, c(5, 25, 50, 75, 95)/100), 3, mean(x)) bxp(list(stats = sapply(stackloss, f), n = stackloss, names = names(stackloss))) and see ?bxp and ?boxplot On Feb 17, 2008 9:17 PM, Stropharia <[hidden email]> wrote: > > Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated: > > I need to produce a custom plot i haven't come across in R. Basically, I > want to show means, 1st standard deviation and 5th and 95th percentiles > visually, using something resembling a boxplot. Is it possible to completely > customize a boxplot so that it shows means as the bar (instead of, not as > well as medians), standard deviations at the hinges (instead of IQR) and 5th > & 95th percentiles at the brackets? The plotmeans function (ggplots) allows > means to be plotted, but it seems only with confidence intervals, not 5th > and 95th percentiles, and also without hinges (for standard deviations). > I've searched the forums and various books and have drawn a blank on this. > Thanks. > > Steve > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Steve Worthington > Ph.D. Candidate > New York Consortium > in Evolutionary Primatology > -- > View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Custom-Plot---means%2C-SD---5th-95th--%28Plotmeans-or-Boxplot%29--tp15537706p15537706.html> Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com. > > ______________________________________________ > [hidden email] mailing list > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. > ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.