ggdist 3.0.0 2021-07-19

Breaking changes:

  • The positioning of geom_slabinterval() family geoms when using position_dodge() is now slightly different in order to match up with how other geoms are positioned (#85). This may slightly change existing charts that use position = "dodge", and in some cases may cause slabs to be drawn slightly outside plot boundaries, but makes it much easier to combine geom_slabinterval() with other geoms in the expected way. If dodging more similar to the old approach is needed, use the new “justification-preserving dodge”, position_dodgejust(), in place of position_dodge().

New features:

  • For geom_slabinterval(), side, justification, and scale can now be used as aesthetics instead of parameters, allowing them to vary across slabs within the same geom.
  • Varying fills within a slab in geom_slabinterval() can now be drawn as true gradients rather than segmented polygons in R >= 4.1 by setting fill_type = "gradient". This substantially improves the appearance of gradient fills in graphics engines that support it (#44).
  • Improved support for discrete distributions:
    • stat_dist_slabinterval() and company now detect discrete distributions and display them as histograms (#19).
    • geom_dotsinterval() now adjusts bin widths on discrete distributions when they would result in bins that are taller than the allocated space to ensure that they fit within the required space (#42).
  • Allow user-specified lower and/or upper bounds on dynamic geom_dotsinterval() bin width by passing a vector of two values to the binwidth parameter.
  • The automatic bin selection algorithm used by geom_dotsinterval() has been factored out and exported as find_dotplot_binwidth() and bin_dots() for others to use (#77).
  • Previously, curve_interval() used a common (but naive) approach to finding a cutoff on data depth to identify the X% “deepest” curves, simply taking the envelope around the X% quantile of curves ranked by depth. This is quite conservative and tends to create intervals that are too wide; curve_interval() now searches for a cutoff in data depth such that X% of curves are contained within its envelope (#67).
  • point_interval() and company now accept distributional objects and posterior::rvar()s (full support for distributional objects requires distributional > 0.2.2).
  • Reduce dependencies substantially, making the geoms more suitable for use by other packages (thanks to Brenton Wiernik for the help).

New documentation:

  • Substantial improvements to the documentation of aesthetics and computed variables in geom_slabinterval(), stat_slabinterval(), and company, listing all custom aesthetics, computed variables, and their usage.

  • Several new examples in vignette("slabinterval"), including “rain cloud” plots and an example of histograms for discrete analytical distributions.

Bug fixes:

ggdist 2.4.1 2021-06-10

New features:

  • Added "weave" and "swarm" layouts for dots geoms (#64). These provide alternative layouts that keep datapoints in their actual positions on the data axis. The "weave" layout maintains rows but not columns and works well for quantile dotplots; the "swarm" layout uses the "compactswarm" method from beeswarm::beeswarm() (courtesy James Trimble) and works well on sample data. See the dotplot section of vignette("slabinterval") for comparisons.
  • Allow the use of unit() to specify bin widths manually for dots geoms and stats, which can be helpful when you need dotplots across facets to have the same bin width (#53).

New documentation:

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issues with ggplot2 3.3.4 (#72) and vdiffr 1.0.
  • Handle interactions between alpha and fill/color properly when not set by user (#62).
  • Use step function for all ECDFs, which should also fix constant CDFs (#55).
  • Move fda to suggests as it brings in a large number of dependencies and is rarely used.
  • Use trimmed density for mode estimation (#57).

ggdist 2.4.0 2021-01-04

New features:

New documentation:

Bug fixes:

  • add limited na.rm support to curve_interval() (#22)
  • use analytical instead of numerical derivatives on scale transformations where possible, improving reliability.

ggdist 2.3.0 2020-10-30

New features and documentation:

Bug fixes:

  • Support dist aesthetics that are factors (#25)
  • Fix slab drawing order for overlapping (ggridges-style) slabs (#30)
  • Workaround for changes to {distributional} distribution functions until #31 is fixed.

ggdist 2.2.0 2020-07-12

  • Support for distributional, including new examples in vignette("slabinterval") (#14).
  • stat_dist_... geoms now calculate pdf and cdf columns to allow mashup geoms that involve both functions, such as Correll-style gradient plots combined with violins, as in Helske et al. (#11).
  • stat_dist_... geoms should now work with gganimate (#15).
  • Examples updated to fix errors introduced by broom::augment() defaulting to se_fit = FALSE.

ggdist 2.1.1 2020-06-14

  • Initial split from tidybayes: ggdist now contains all stats/geoms from tidybayes (except deprecated ones), all support functions for stats/geoms (such as point_interval()), vignette("slabinterval"), and vignette("freq-uncertainty-vis"). Tidybayes will retain all other functions, and will re-export all ggdist functions for now.
  • All stats and geoms now support automatic orientation determination. Thus, all h-suffix geoms are now deprecated. Those geoms have been left in tidybayes and give a deprecation warning when used; they cannot be used from ggdist directly.
  • geom_interval(), geom_pointinterval(), and geom_lineribbon() no longer automatically set the ymin and ymax aesthetics if .lower or .upper are present in the data. This allows them to work better with automatic orientation detection (and was a bad feature to have existed in the first place anyway). The deprecated tidybayes::geom_intervalh() and tidybayes::geom_pointintervalh() still automatically set those aesthetics, since they are deprecated anyway (so supporting the old behavior is fine in these functions).
  • geom_lineribbon()/stat_lineribbon() now supports a step argument for creating stepped lineribbons. H/T to Solomon Kurz for the suggestion.
  • ggdist now has its own implementation of the scaled and shifted Student’s t distribution (dstudent_t(), qstudent_t(), etc), since it is very useful for visualizing confidence distributions.