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Intelligence Analytics Client – Box and Whisker Plot Defined


  • Author: Rich Brooks
  • Published: 12/4/2015
  • Applies to: Wonderware Intelligence 2014R2 and higher




This article from InSource shows how the Box and Whisker Plot is one of the charting options found in the Wonderware Intelligence Analytics client.  It displays the distribution for a set of data.  The plot has a central rectangle with the bottom half shaded forming a box and two lines marking the end of each whisker.


Note:  This type of plot works best for actuals rather than aggregates.


The points are plotted on a single line to determine the location of the Box and Whisker plot.


Bottom of Box – 1st Quartile

Top of Box – 3rd Quartile

Shaded Band Top – Median or 2nd Quartile


Whiskers – Plotted at the Median Absolute Deviation (1.5 times the interquartile range) or the Maximum Extent of the Data.