I'm a web developer and currently working on visualizing the execution time of processing a request. Thus, I can create a list with all execution times (e.g.,
t = [0.12, 0.23, 0.16, 0.17, ...]). The problem is that the size of the list can grow enormously, for example:
length(t) = 100,000 is not unusual. Now, the plotting program that I use for making boxplots becomes quite slow with 100k datapoints.
Would it be possible to generate the same boxplot using the following 5 datapoints:
[min(t), q1(t), median(t), q3(t), max(t)]? If not, is there any other way to simplify the boxplot constructed from t?