[R] Make a box-whiskers plot in R with 5 variables, color coded.

John Sorkin jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Tue Dec 15 19:12:42 CET 2015

Just as there are several types of punctuation marks, 
, ; : .
also called comma, semi-colon, colon, period (or full stop on the east side of the Atlantic),
so to are there two types of brackets
[   )  
also called square brackets, parenthesis.
It is clear that a ) although is a type of bracket it is called a parenthesis, just as , is called a comma, which is a type of punctuation mark.

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>>> Berend Hasselman <bhh at xs4all.nl> 12/15/15 12:59 PM >>>

> On 15 Dec 2015, at 18:49, John Sorkin <jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
> On this side of the Atlantic, the symbols ( or ) are properly called parenthesis not brackets. Consider the expression parenthetical expression, which means something enclosed in parentheses.
> John

According to http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/brackets
I gather that to avoid ambiguity and/or confusion one could/would use round brackets for () (parentheses).

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