Re: [R] Range plots (lattice or base?)

From: Paul Murrell <p.murrell_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Thu 20 Oct 2005 - 05:03:59 EST

Hi

Mike Bock wrote:
> I am looking to create what I would call a "simple variation" on the
> boxplot. What I would like to do is to be able to plot the upper and
> lower confidence limits as the "box" and the 10th and 90th percentile as
> the whiskers. What I have done is write the code to create a dataframe,
> the columns of which are the mean, sd, 10th percentile, 90th percentile,
> lower confidence limit of the mean, and upper confidence limit of the
> mean, the rows are the groups. I have exported this to excel and get the
> graph I want by using the stock graphs in excel that plot open, close,
> high and low but I would much prefer to do this in R for reason too
> numerous to enumerate.
>
> I have looked high and low and even took a brief look at the bwplot code
> in the lattice package. Given my experience level it would take quite a
> while for me to modify the bwplot code to get what I want and create a
> new graph type, assuming I could get it to work at all. Does anyone know
> of an easier way to get what I want, with and example? Lattice, grid,
> base, whatever, I don't especially care what tools I need to use. My
> only constrante is that I feed it the values required as a dataframe
> rather than calculate it on the fly so if we change our minds about UCL
> method or percentiles there is no problem.

Can you put the Excel-generated version up somewhere for us to see the final output you want? Then we could make some specific suggestions.

Paul

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