Additional chart in SfE : BeanPlot()

Currently working on a new type of chart : Beanplot()

It´s an enhanced version of Boxplot.
Boxplots gives a quick view about the structure of a univariate dataset, but remains a black box when it comes to provide clear information about the detailed distribution of this data.

The BeanPlot shows a mirrored estimated density of the distribution, specially usefull to identify multimodal distribution as shown in the picture above (1st serie of data).

This paper provides a good description of Beanplots principles :

And here is the first screenshot of SfE's Beanplot() UDF in progress.... stay tuned.


mzwanenburg said...

Looks very interesting. Looking forward to the new version of SparkLines!

Alessandro said...


Anonymous said...

Your doing such a nice job man.
This is really good helping people present data in a far better way than was possible before in Microsoft Excel.
No worry about being overruled by new versions of Office, because this add-in will stay at a far higher level.
Really excellent.
This is going to look a little like a small BI pakkage

cuboo said...

Just read an article with bean plots and liked the idea ... super, Fabrice! the best, Lars