Currently, Grapher always spaces box plots evenly along the axis. As a work-around, you can create each box plot on a separate box-plot axis. Each box can then be moved/located, as desired. To do this:

- Click the
**Home | New Graph | Statistical | Vertical Box Plot ()**command. - Click on the box plot to select it.
- In the
**Property Manager**, click on the**Plot**tab. - Change the
*Last column*to be the same as the*First column*. Only one box is now plotted. - Click on the
*Box Plot Axis*to select it. - In the
**Property Manager**, click on the**Axis**tab. - Change the
*Length*to twice the desired width of the bar. So, if the box should be 0.5 inches wide, make the*Length*equal to 1.0 inches. - Click the
**Home | Add to Graph | Plot**command. - In the
**Select Plot Type**dialog, select*Vertical Box Plot*and click*OK*. - 'In the
**Choose Axes**dialog, set the*Length*and position for the new X axis and click*OK*. - Select the data file and click
*Open*. - Repeat steps 2 through 4 above for the new box plot.
- Click on the new box plot axis and move it left/right to the desired location.
- Repeat steps 8-13 for each additional box plot. If the labels are incorrect on the box plot axes, you can uncheck the boxes in the
**Object Manager**next to each*Box Plot Axis*name. Then, add a new axis by clicking the**Graphs | Add to Graph | Axis**command. Label the new axis as desired. - If you want the boxes to move with other plot changes, you can link the
*Box Plot Axis*location to the new axis.

Here's an example graph using the steps above:

*Create variable spaced box plots using multiple box-plot axes.*

If you would like to have boxes placed with variable spacing, email Grapher support to add your vote for this feature to our suggestion file.

*Updated November 30, 2017*

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