Once you have stored data in a list, you can use your calculator to draw a box plot (also called a boxandwhisker plot) that will help you visualize the data. The directions below are for the TI83 and TI83+, but can easily be adapted to other models.
The first step is to enter your data into a "list." Press the key to bring up the following screen:
Since the EDIT menu is already selected, as is 1:Edit on that menu, simply press to go the following screen:
If 1:Plot 1 is in the Off mode (as it is in the picture above), press the key to bring up the following screen:
To see the box plot, we need to tell the calculator that we are doing statistical graphing, rather then the more traditional xycoordinate plane graphing. To do this, press the key, and then press the down arrow to move the cursor over ZoomStat (#9):
Press the key, and you should get the box plot you wanted:
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