This article describes how to create a box plot from one or more numeric variables, where the range of the box indicates the interquartile range of the data and the central line shows the median.

You will end up with a plot like this:

## Requirements

You will need one or more **Numeric **format variables in your data, either in a loaded data set or a table. Note that if you use a table, each row in the table will be treated as a separate observation to calculate the median, percentiles, etc of the distribution. So if you want to use a table instead of a variable as the input, you'll want the table to have the raw data you need to calculate the box.

## Method

1. Go to **Visualization > Distributions > Box**.

2. Under **Inputs > DATA SOURCE > Variables in 'Data' **select your numeric variable(s).

3. Click **Calculate **and/or ensure **Automatic **is checked.

Selecting more than one numeric variable will generate multiple boxes.

## Acknowledgements

The density is computed using the base R `density` function and the plot is created using `plotly`.

## See Also

How to Create a Grouped Box Plot