rotating plots

I am trying to produce a plot of data within a discrete number of
categories, such as data in a dict:

{'a':[0.3, 0.5], 'b':[0.9], 'c':[0.2, 0.4, 0.2]}

Except, rather than have the categories along the x-axis, and the
values on the y-axis, I need them the other way around. I know in the
boxplot() function, you can use the "vert" argument to tilt the plot
on its size (ie swap the axes), but is there an equivalent function
for other plots.

I guess what I'm looking for is a sideways boxplot, except plotting
the individual points, rather than the boxplot per se -- there are
only a small number of elements for each category, so a boxplot is not

Thanks in advance,


Chris Fonnesbeck
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
PO Box 56, University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand