# How can I identify the labels of outliers in a R boxplot?

The R boxplot function is a very useful way to look at data: it quickly provides you with a visual summary of the approximate location and variance of your data, and the number of outliers. In addition, I'd like to identify the outliers, in order to quickly find problems in the dataset.

The values of these outliers can be accessed using `myplot$out`

. Unfortunately, the *labels* of these outliers seem to be unavailable. There are some packages aimed at displaying the labels on the plot itself: http://www.r-statistics.com/2011/01/how-to-label-all-the-outliers-in-a-boxplot/, but they don't work well and I just want to list these outliers, I don't need them to be on the plot itself.

Any ideas?