# boxplot

A boxlot consists of three one dimensional measures: two ranges and a position. They most commonly depict the quartiles of a distribution: the dotted-line range showing the extrema, the ends of the box showing the first and third quartile, and the position (drawn as a line dividing the box) showing the second quartile (median). In Variance, all of the aesthetics are optional; if omitted, that part of the boxplot will not be drawn.

Boxplots show data along one dimension only.
If `scaleX`

is in scope, the boxplot will be oriented horizontally; vertically if `scaleY`

is in scope.
One of `scaleX`

or `scaleY`

must be in scope, but not both.

### Attributes

```
map-extent="minDimension maxDimension"
```

Sets the starting and ending values against which to plot the range whiskers. Requires two data objects, first for the starting value and second for the ending value.

```
map-box(2)
```

Sets the starting and ending values against which to plot the box. Requires two data objects, first for the starting value and second for the ending value.

```
map-box-mid
```

Sets the value of the median.