Highlighting a specific case in a boxplot graph

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Highlighting a specific case in a boxplot graph

Postby mic_dan » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:56 pm


Imagine that I have a boxplot graph that visualizes 10 individual tests (each as their own category on the X axis) for 300 people who wrote each test, making for 3000 cases. What I would really like is to find a way to highlight an individual person -- in this example, a set of 10 cases -- as to where they fall in the boxplot.

Is there an easy way to highlight a single case (or set of cases) within a boxplot graph, regardless if they are outliers or not?

The reason for my question is that I want to easily produce an individualized report for one particular person to compare with the graph of the rest of the group. In other words, a graph of "here is where you compare to the rest of the group". The boxplot shows psychometric evaluations and I am looking to show per person (thus, 300 individual graphs in my example above) where they fall in their 10 tests.

I am using SPSS v21 for Windows.

I thank you very much for helping me.

UPDATE: I know about the Point ID Labels option, but is there a way to only highlight/display a selected ID? (e.g. just for one person)

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