Example 9.17: (much) better pairs plots

December 6, 2011 | Nick Horton

Pairs plots (section 5.1.17) are a useful way of displaying the pairwise relations between variables in a dataset. But the default display is unsatisfactory when the variables aren't all continuous. In this entry, we discuss ways to improve these dis...
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Boxplots without boxes

June 14, 2011 | Gregor

Let’s say you have several categories with multiple data points each that you would like to plot as individual points. Even if you have only a single point, the R graphics package will plot a line (without a box for … Continue reading → [Read more...]

More fun with boxplots

May 19, 2011 | Gregor

Here are a few more plotting options for boxplots: Let’s start plotting the full set plot(b$mod, b$x) Plot labels for a subset in full set plot (label all points x __ -1) text(subset(b$mod, b$x __ -1), subset(b$x, b$x __ -1), … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Further Adventures in Visualisation with ggplot2

April 25, 2011 | hayward

So I previously took a look at some data of player performance from a computer game. In this post, I’m going to do some further visualisations using ggplot2. The data consists of different types of player character, different roles for those characters, and their overall damage output (the unit ... [Read more...]

Beeswarm Boxplot (and plotting it with R)

March 10, 2011 | Tal Galili

(The image above is called a “Beeswarm Boxplot” , the code for producing this image is provided at the end of this post) The above plot is implemented under different names in different softwares. This “Scatter Dot Beeswarm Box Violin – plot” (in the lack of an agreed upon term) is a ... [Read more...]

Example 8.11: violin plots

October 26, 2010 | Nick Horton

We've continued to get useful feedback and ideas from our posts on the combination dotplot/boxplot and other ways to craft similar displays. Another notion is the violin plot, which combines a boxplot and a (doubled) kernel density plot. While the ba...
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Summarising data using box and whisker plots

April 25, 2010 | Ralph

A box and whisker plot is a type of graphical display that can be used to summarise a set of data based on the five number summary of this data. The summary statistics used to create a box and whisker plot are the median of the data, the lower and ...
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