data format question

I wish to make a boxplot with data in this format:

Value, Frequency

0, 128329

1, 20390

2, 230

3, 32

4, 3

etc. Rather than expand this into a flat array, is there some way to pass in weights for values? Some of the frequencies I’m working with are very large, and so the resulting arrays would be huge. AFAIK, all the summary statistics I need for the plot can be computed from data in this form.

Thanks!

Boxplot, as it currently stands, wants the raw data. Some recently added
features allow you to manually specify the median and it's confidence
intervals, but nothing else.

I've been meaning to submit a PR for boxplot where it's split into the
public method and private drawing function that just takes a dictionary of
the values (R does this, IIRC). That wouldn't directly help you in this
situation, but you'd be one step closer.
-paul

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Clifford Lyon <clifford.lyon@...287...>wrote:

I wish to make a boxplot with data in this format:

Value, Frequency
0, 128329
1, 20390
2, 230
3, 32
4, 3

etc. Rather than expand this into a flat array, is there some way to pass
in weights for values? Some of the frequencies I'm working with are very
large, and so the resulting arrays would be huge. AFAIK, all the summary
statistics I need for the plot can be computed from data in this form.

Got it - thanks.

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Clifford Lyon <clifford.lyon@…287…> wrote:

I wish to make a boxplot with data in this format:

Value, Frequency

0, 128329

1, 20390

2, 230

3, 32

4, 3

etc. Rather than expand this into a flat array, is there some way to pass in weights for values? Some of the frequencies I’m working with are very large, and so the resulting arrays would be huge. AFAIK, all the summary statistics I need for the plot can be computed from data in this form.

Boxplot, as it currently stands, wants the raw data. Some recently added features allow you to manually specify the median and it’s confidence intervals, but nothing else.

I’ve been meaning to submit a PR for boxplot where it’s split into the public method and private drawing function that just takes a dictionary of the values (R does this, IIRC). That wouldn’t directly help you in this situation, but you’d be one step closer.

-paul