Ggplot2 notes part 2

April 12, 2012 | George

Here is part 2 of my guide to using ggplot2. Scales Following on directly from the previous notes you can manually adjust the colours and shapes used in the chart if you don’t like the defaults, as shown in figure 1. … Continue reading &#8... [Read more...]

Ggplot2 Notes

March 6, 2012 | George

During the time I have used R the base graphics package has met my needs, although I have been aware of ggplot2 but found learning it a bit of a struggle so have pretty much ignored it until now. Most … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Home Runs heating up?

November 12, 2011 | hawkhandler

My intuition tells me that objects traveling through the air would meet more resistance when there is more moisture in the air. It turns out that my intuition is wrong. It still doesn’t make sense to me but apparently humid … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Show me your WAR face!

October 24, 2011 | hawkhandler

Below is a chart of the top 20 offensive players based on FanGraphs WAR for the 2011 season.  The various features and their corresponding metric are clear in the image. I’ve also included the leader and last place for each … Continue reading → [Read more...]

How does Matt kemp become Andre Dawson?

October 18, 2011 | hawkhandler

While reading this article over at Fangraphs I was inspired to ask myself “what would Matt Kemp have to do between now and then end of his career to be seriously considered for the Hall of Fame?”.  This question comes … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Tumblr Likes

April 11, 2011 | Mathematical Poetics

Look at just the first digit and the number of digits. science: 32914, 11566, 4989, 3743, 968, 814, 673, 482, 286, 2811 black and white: 1694, 1167, 1108, 988, 919, 639, 596, 591, 580, 544 lol: 22627, 18100, 17688, 14374, 13459, 12045, 4711, 3779, 36... [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...]

Once again, chart critics and graph gurus welcome

December 10, 2010 | dan

HOW TO DISPLAY A LINE PLOT WITH COUNT INFORMATION? In a previously-mentioned paper Sharad and your DSN editor are writing up, there is the above line plot with points. The area of each point shows the count of observations. It’s done in R with ggplot2 (hooray for Hadley). We ... [Read more...]

Which chart is better?

August 10, 2010 | dan

CHART CRITICS, GRAPHICS CURMUDGEONS, COME ONE COME ALL Once upon a time there was this graph (graph 1). Andrew Gelman went all graphics curmudgeon on it, calling it an “ugly, sloppy bit of data graphics“, so it became this graph (graph 2). Now the question is, which is better: graph 2 or graph 3? ... [Read more...]

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