# Labeled outliers in R boxplot

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Boxplots are a good way to get some insight in your data, and while R provides a fine ‘boxplot’ function, it doesn’t label the outliers in the graph. However, with a little code you can add labels yourself:**macsci**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

The numbers plotted next to the outliers indicate the row number of your original dataframe. Admitted, it could look nicer, but it’s enough to find your outliers back in your data.

It’s done by this code:

```
#create boxplot
boxdata <- with(data,boxplot(dependent ~ condition1 * condition2, range=4))
#for each outlier in boxdata
for(i in 1:length(boxdata$group)){
#add text to the boxplot
text(boxdata$group[i], boxdata$out[i], which(data$dependent==boxdata$out[i]),pos=4)
}
```

You can download the code here.

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