Just for the record a nice alternative to boxplot() from the R introduction on MOAC@University of Warwick:
Violin plots are essentially pretty versions of box plots, where the width is set by the local density. For skewed distributions, you get things that look a bit like “violins”, hence the name.
The catch is that we need to install and load the package UsingR to get the violin plot function. […]
simple.violinplot(Age ~ Gender, data=Santa, col = "red")