# About Box Plot Indicators

A* box plot *indicator shows the distribution of data and can be used to compare multiple groups of numeric data through their quartiles.

The box represents the second and third quartiles. A line inside the box shows the median. *Whiskers *are drawn from the 25th percentile to the minimum value and from the 75th percentile to the maximum value, thus showing the first and fourth quartiles.

See also:

- Adding an Indicator Portlet to a Page
- Indicator Portlet Options
- About Indicator Thresholds
- About Box Plot Charts