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I want to create a simple box plot from 1D data, which doesn't seem to be supported by the default Insert → Charts. There is a histogram gadget but I haven't seen any box plot gadgets.

Do I have to make my own gadget using Google Charts API?

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The closest thing to a Boxplot Chart is a Candlestick Chart.

You could calculate all the data needed to plot a box chart: The Five Number Summary and plot each serie individually. Apparently, the width of the box isn't important.
I've prepared an example file: Box Plot example (sample data).

Screenshots

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In Google Apps Script, the box charts are un-supported.

Example

I've created an example file for you: Box Plot

References

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  • sorry for the ignorant question, still trying to understand the difference between both, even after reading wikipedia: if not plotting outliers, why not simply using the candlestick? – cregox Sep 8 '18 at 11:29
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You can use the addon g(Math) it is under statistical display and will create a box and whisker chart as below. enter image description here

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    box and whisker is typically helpful when charting multiple simultaneously on the same scale. I don't see a way to do that with this... – George Mauer Oct 19 '16 at 19:04
  • I can't find this add-on. Could somebody please provide a link? – lucas Feb 23 '19 at 9:41

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