# What is a modified boxplot?

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Jun 6, 2015

A standard box-and whisker plot is a visual representation of all data points, including the points placed far left or far right in the data set. Such extreme data points are named 'outliers'.

Unlike the standard boxplot, a modified boxplot does not include the outliers. Instead, the outliers are represented as points beyond the 'whiskers', in order to represent more accurately the dispersion of the data.