[R] The R Graph Gallery {was boxplot statistics}

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Fri 07 Oct 2005 - 17:21:30 EST

>>>>> "Romain" == Romain Francois <francoisromain@free.fr> >>>>> on Thu, 06 Oct 2005 23:23:12 +0200 writes:

    Romain> Selon bogdan romocea <br44114@gmail.com>:
>> A related comment - don't rely (too much) on boxplots. They show only
>> a few things, which may be limiting in many cases and completely
>> misleading in others. Here are a couple of suggestions for plots which
>> you may find more useful than the standard box plots:
>> - figure 3.27 from
>> http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~paul/RGraphics/chapter3.html
>> - violin plots (see package vioplot) - density plots - histograms
>> - box-percentile plots (bpplot from Hmisc)
>> - quantile plots
>> - if comparing 2 distributions, qq plots, quantile-difference plots,
>> mean-difference plots etc.

    Romain> Hi,

    Romain> HDR (highest density regions) boxplots are interresting.     Romain> See http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/RGraphGallery.php?graph=102 Let me take the opportunity to thank Romain for setting up and maintaining the R Graph Gallery.

This is really a cool website for R users. He'd get my number one vote for "R website of the year"!

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich



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