Highcharts Box Plot Chart

In the previous chapters, we learned how to setup highcharts library and how to create a chart with required configurations using highcharts library in our webpage. Now, we will learn how to create a box plot chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Box Plot Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a box plot chart by setting the required chart properties using highcharts library.

 

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<html>

<head>

    <title>Highcharts Box Plot Chart</title>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts-more.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/exporting.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/export-data.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'boxplot'

                },

                title: {

                    text: 'Highcharts Box Plot Example'

                },

                legend: {

                    enabled: false

                },

                xAxis: {

                    categories: ['1', '2', '3', '4', '5'],

                    title: {

                        text: 'Experiment No.'

                    }

                },

                yAxis: {

                    title: {

                        text: 'Observations'

                    },

                    plotLines: [{

                        value: 932,

                        color: 'red',

                        width: 1,

                        label: {

                            text: 'Theoretical mean: 932',

                            align: 'center',

                            style: {

                                color: 'gray'

                            }

                        }

                    }]

                },

                series: [{

                    name: 'Observations',

                    data: [

                        [760, 801, 848, 895, 965],

                        [733, 853, 939, 980, 1080],

                        [714, 762, 817, 870, 918],

                        [724, 802, 806, 871, 950],

                        [834, 836, 864, 882, 910]

                    ],

                    tooltip: {

                        headerFormat: '<em>Experiment No {point.key}</em><br/>'

                    }

                }, {

                    name: 'Outlier',

                    color: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[0],

                    type: 'scatter',

                    data: [ // x, y positions where 0 is the first category

                        [0, 644],

                        [4, 718],

                        [4, 951],

                        [4, 969]

                    ],

                    marker: {

                        fillColor: 'white',

                        lineWidth: 1,

                        lineColor: Highcharts.getOptions().colors[0]

                    },

                    tooltip: {

                        pointFormat: 'Observation: {point.y}'

                    }

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

    <div id="container"></div>

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a box plot chart using highcharts library with required properties.

 

When we execute the above highcharts example, we will get the result like as shown below.

 

 Highcharts box plot chart example result

 

This is how we can create a box plot chart using highcharts library with required properties.

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