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BoxWhisker charts are statistical charts that display the distribution of numerical data through quartiles, means and outliers. As the name suggests, these values are represented using boxes and whiskers, where boxes show the range of quartiles (lower quartile, upper quartile and median), while whiskers indicate the variability outside the upper and lower quartiles. Any point outside the whiskers is said to be an outlier. These charts are useful for comparing distributions between many groups or data sets. For instance, you can easily display the variation in monthly temperature of two cities.

### Using Code

Refer to the following code to add Box and Whisker chart:

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```   public void BoxWhiskerChart()
{
// Initialize workbook
Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
// Fetch default worksheet
IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

// Prepare data for chart
worksheet.Range["A1:D16"].Value = new object[,]
{
{"Course", "SchoolA", "SchoolB", "SchoolC"},
{"English", 78, 72, 45},
{"Physics", 61, 55, 65},
{"English", 63, 50, 65},
{"Math", 62, 73, 83},
{"English", 46, 64, 75},
{"English", 58, 56, 67},
{"Math", 60, 51, 67},
{"Math", 62, 53, 66},
{"English", 63, 54, 64},
{"English", 90, 52, 67},
{"Physics", 70, 82, 64},
{"English", 60, 56, 67},
{"Math", 73, 56, 75},
{"Math", 63, 58, 74},
{"English", 73, 84, 45}
};
worksheet.Range["A:D"].Columns.AutoFit();
IShape boxWhiskerChartshape = worksheet.Shapes.AddChart(ChartType.BoxWhisker, 300, 20, 300, 200);

// Configure Chart Title
boxWhiskerChartshape.Chart.ChartTitle.Text = "Box & Whisker Chart";

//Config value axis's scale
IAxis value_axis = boxWhiskerChartshape.Chart.Axes.Item(AxisType.Value, AxisGroup.Primary);
value_axis.MinimumScale = 40;
value_axis.MaximumScale = 70;

//Configure the display of box&whisker plot
ISeries series = boxWhiskerChartshape.Chart.SeriesCollection[0];
series.ShowInnerPoints = true;
series.ShowOutlierPoints = false;
series.ShowMeanMarkers = false;
series.ShowMeanLine = true;
series.QuartileCalculationInclusiveMedian = true;

// Saving workbook to Xlsx
workbook.Save(@"28-BoxWhiskerChart.xlsx", SaveFileFormat.Xlsx);
}```