ggplot boxplot add group range

Hi, new to programming!

I'm trying to plot a graph (from database "andmed40") that has international prostata score on y axis and age on x axis:
ggplot(data = andmed40, mapping = aes(x = Vanus, y = IPSS, group=1)) +

Now I have 2 problems:

  1. why don't I get boxes for each age independently here?
  2. how can I get same graph with boxes with different age ranges (eg 20-25, 26-30, 31-35 etc) on x axis - can I implement somehow cut function onto original code line?

With a numeric variable for the x-axis, ggplot by default treats the x variable as a single "group", so you get one boxplot that includes all the data (group=1 does the same thing). To get a boxplot at each x-value in the data, or for a ranges of x-value, you need to provide appropriate groups of the x value. Here are some examples:

# x-values form a single group
ggplot(mtcars, aes(hp, mpg)) + 

# Each unique x-value in the data is a separate group 
# (you wouldn't normally do this with a numeric variable, but 
#  you might do this with an integer variable like age if you wanted a boxplot 
#  for each individual age value)
ggplot(mtcars, aes(hp, mpg, group=hp)) + 

# Set group ranges using cut and the quantile function
ggplot(mtcars, aes(cut(hp,quantile(hp, na.rm=TRUE), include.lowest=TRUE), mpg)) + 

# Set group ranges using cut with specific breakpoints
ggplot(mtcars, aes(cut(hp, seq(0,400,50), include.lowest=TRUE), mpg)) + 

On the other hand, if the x-axis variable is already categorical (that is, character class or factor class), ggplot will automatically create a separate boxplot for each category:

ggplot(iris, aes(Species, Petal.Width)) + 


Thank you for the quick and simple answer I got exactly what I wanted (database name now "Andmed_numbrid"):

ggplot(Andmed_numbrid, aes(cut(Vanus,seq(0,90,10)), IPSS)) + geom_boxplot() + labs(x="Age")

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