Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples
View source: R/chart.Boxplot.R
A wrapper to create box and whiskers plot with some defaults useful for comparing distributions.
1 2 3 4 5 6  chart.Boxplot(R, names = TRUE, as.Tufte = FALSE, sort.by = c(NULL, "mean",
"median", "variance"), colorset = "black", symbol.color = "red",
mean.symbol = 1, median.symbol = "", outlier.symbol = 1,
show.data = NULL, add.mean = TRUE, sort.ascending = FALSE,
xlab = "Return", main = "Return Distribution Comparison",
element.color = "darkgray", ...)

R 
an xts, vector, matrix, data frame, timeSeries or zoo object of asset returns 
names 
logical. if TRUE, show the names of each series 
as.Tufte 
logical. default FALSE. if TRUE use method derived for Tufte for limiting chartjunk 
sort.by 
one of "NULL", "mean", "median", "variance" 
colorset 
color palette to use, set by default to rational choices 
symbol.color 
draws the symbols described in

mean.symbol 
symbol to use for the mean of the distribution 
median.symbol 
symbol to use for the median of the distribution 
outlier.symbol 
symbol to use for the outliers of the distribution 
show.data 
numerical vector of column numbers to display on top of boxplot, default NULL 
add.mean 
logical. if TRUE, show a line for the mean of all distributions plotted 
sort.ascending 
logical. If TRUE sort the distributions by ascending

xlab 
set the xaxis label, same as in 
main 
set the chart title, same as in 
element.color 
specify the color of chart elements. Default is "darkgray" 
... 
any other passthru parameters 
We have also provided controls for all the symbols and lines in the chart.
One default, set by as.Tufte=TRUE
, will strip chartjunk and draw a
Boxplot per recommendations by Edward Tufte. It can also be useful when
comparing several series to sort them in order of ascending or descending
"mean", "median", "variance" by use of sort.by
and
sort.ascending=TRUE
.
box plot of returns
Peter Carl
Tufte, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press. 1983. p. 124129
1 2 3  data(edhec)
chart.Boxplot(edhec)
chart.Boxplot(edhec,as.Tufte=TRUE)

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