[R] Violin plot for discrete variables.

From: Witold Eryk Wolski <W.E.Wolski_at_ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 21 Mar 2005 - 21:10:43 EST

Dear Rgurus,

To my knowledge the best way to visualize the distribution of a discrete variable X is

The problem which I have is the following. I have to discrete variables X and Y which distribution I would like to compare. To overlay the distribution of Y with lines(table(Y)) gives not satisfying results. This is the same in case of using density or histogram.

Hence, I am wondering if there is a equivalent of the vioplot function (package vioplot) for discrete variables which starts with a boxplot and than adds a rotated plot(table()) plot to each side of the box plot.

Maybee I should ask it first: Does such a plot make any sense? If not are there better solutions?


Witold Eryk Wolski
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