# Alternative to boxplots that illustrate MEAN

What is a good alternative to boxplots that reflects the MEAN and STANDARD ERROR , not the median and its quartiles ? A package in R that does that would help a lot.

• So you want to mark a point for the mean and an interval indicating mean $\pm$ standard error? Or something else? – Glen_b -Reinstate Monica Oct 17 '16 at 1:19
• @Glen_b Yup that is true – Wis Oct 17 '16 at 1:57

You could just use a barchart with error bars that represent the standard error. Depending on your data structure you may have to summarise it and calculate the standard errors using plyr
Questions about code are off topic here, but it would surely not be too difficult to either modify boxplot or build your own function.