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ggdist-package ggdist
Visualizations of Distributions and Uncertainty

Stats and Geoms for visualizing distributions with ggplot2

These ggplot2 layers are split into two categories: stats for visualizing sample data and distribution vectors, and the underlying geoms for visualizing already-summarized data (e.g., intervals or density values).

Stats for visualizing sample data and distribution vectors

stats for visualizing tidy data frames of draws (e.g. sample data, draws from a bootstrap distributation, draws from a Bayesian posterior) and distribution vectors (such as distributional objects and posterior::rvar()s).

stat_slabinterval()
Slab + interval plots for sample data and analytical distributions (ggplot stat)
stat_pointinterval()
Point + multiple-interval plot (shortcut stat)
stat_interval()
Multiple-interval plot (shortcut stat)
stat_slab()
Slab (ridge) plot (shortcut stat)
stat_halfeye()
Half-eye (density + interval) plot (shortcut stat)
stat_eye()
Eye (violin + interval) plot (shortcut stat)
stat_ccdfinterval()
CCDF bar plot (shortcut stat)
stat_cdfinterval()
CDF bar plot (shortcut stat)
stat_gradientinterval()
Gradient + interval plot (shortcut stat)
stat_histinterval()
Histogram + interval plot (shortcut stat)
stat_spike()
Spike plot (ggplot2 stat)
stat_dotsinterval()
Dots + point + interval plot (shortcut stat)
stat_dots()
Dot plot (shortcut stat)
stat_mcse_dots()
Blurry MCSE dot plot (stat)
stat_lineribbon()
Line + multiple-ribbon plot (shortcut stat)
stat_ribbon()
Multiple-ribbon plot (shortcut stat)

Geoms for visualizing already-summarized data

geoms for visualizing data that has already been summarized (e.g. into density function values, points, intervals, etc).

geom_slabinterval()
Slab + point + interval meta-geom
geom_pointinterval()
Point + multiple-interval plot (shortcut geom)
geom_interval()
Multiple-interval plot (shortcut geom)
geom_slab()
Slab (ridge) plot (shortcut geom)
geom_spike()
Spike plot (ggplot2 geom)
geom_dotsinterval()
Automatic dotplot + point + interval meta-geom
geom_dots()
Dot plot (shortcut geom)
geom_blur_dots()
Blurry dot plot (geom)
geom_weave()
Dot-weave plot (shortcut geom)
geom_swarm()
Beeswarm plot (shortcut geom)
geom_lineribbon()
Line + multiple-ribbon plots (ggplot geom)

Point summaries and intervals

Functions to calculate point summaries and intervals on tidy data. These functions can be used directly on vectors, on data frames of draws, on distribution vectors (such as distributional objects and posterior::rvar()s), and in ggdist stats and geoms to determine what point summaries and intervals are drawn.

point_interval() qi() ll() ul() hdi() Mode() hdci() mean_qi() median_qi() mode_qi() mean_ll() median_ll() mode_ll() mean_ul() median_ul() mode_ul() mean_hdi() median_hdi() mode_hdi() mean_hdci() median_hdci() mode_hdci()
Point and interval summaries for tidy data frames of draws from distributions
curve_interval()
Curvewise point and interval summaries for tidy data frames of draws from distributions
cut_cdf_qi()
Categorize values from a CDF into quantile intervals

Distributions

Helper functions for manipulating and visualizing analytical distributions.

parse_dist() r_dist_name()
Parse distribution specifications into columns of a data frame
dstudent_t() pstudent_t() qstudent_t() rstudent_t()
Scaled and shifted Student's t distribution
dlkjcorr_marginal() plkjcorr_marginal() qlkjcorr_marginal() rlkjcorr_marginal()
Marginal distribution of a single correlation from an LKJ distribution
marginalize_lkjcorr()
Turn spec for LKJ distribution into spec for marginal LKJ distribution

ggplot2 components

ggplot2 scales, positions, sub-guides, and themes designed for use with ggdist stats and geoms.

Scales

Scales for custom aesthetics used by ggdist geoms and stats, such as thickness, colour_ramp, and side, as well as sub-geometry-specific aesthetics, such as slab_colour, point_size, etc.

scale_thickness_shared() scale_thickness_identity() thickness()
Slab thickness scale (ggplot2 scale)
scale_colour_ramp_continuous() scale_color_ramp_continuous() scale_colour_ramp_discrete() scale_color_ramp_discrete() scale_fill_ramp_continuous() scale_fill_ramp_discrete() partial_colour_ramp()
Secondary color scale that ramps from another color (ggplot2 scale)
scale_side_mirrored()
Side scale for mirrored slabs (ggplot2 scale)
scale_point_colour_discrete() scale_point_color_discrete() scale_point_colour_continuous() scale_point_color_continuous() scale_point_fill_discrete() scale_point_fill_continuous() scale_point_alpha_continuous() scale_point_alpha_discrete() scale_point_size_continuous() scale_point_size_discrete() scale_interval_colour_discrete() scale_interval_color_discrete() scale_interval_colour_continuous() scale_interval_color_continuous() scale_interval_alpha_continuous() scale_interval_alpha_discrete() scale_interval_size_continuous() scale_interval_size_discrete() scale_interval_linetype_discrete() scale_interval_linetype_continuous() scale_slab_colour_discrete() scale_slab_color_discrete() scale_slab_colour_continuous() scale_slab_color_continuous() scale_slab_fill_discrete() scale_slab_fill_continuous() scale_slab_alpha_continuous() scale_slab_alpha_discrete() scale_slab_size_continuous() scale_slab_size_discrete() scale_slab_linewidth_continuous() scale_slab_linewidth_discrete() scale_slab_linetype_discrete() scale_slab_linetype_continuous() scale_slab_shape_discrete() scale_slab_shape_continuous() guide_colourbar2() guide_colorbar2()
Sub-geometry scales for geom_slabinterval (ggplot2 scales)

Positions

Positions for dodging geoms and stats.

position_dodgejust()
Dodge overlapping objects side-to-side, preserving justification

Guides and sub-guides

Guide for labeling the colour_ramp and fill_ramp scales, and sub-guides for labelling the thickness axis in geom_slab() and dot counts in geom_dots().

guide_rampbar()
Continuous guide for colour ramp scales (ggplot2 guide)
subguide_axis() subguide_inside() subguide_outside() subguide_integer() subguide_count()
Axis sub-guide for thickness scales
subguide_none()
Empty sub-guide for thickness scales

Themes

ggdist theme and helper functions for ggplot2.

Estimators and algorithms

Modular and configurable estimators and algorithms used by a variety of stats and geoms. Many of these functions use automatic partial function application (aka “currying”) provided by auto_partial().

auto_partial()
Automatic partial function application in ggdist

Dotplot layout algorithms

Algorithms used by geom_dotsinterval() for automatically determining nice-looking dotplot binwidths and laying out dots.

find_dotplot_binwidth()
Dynamically select a good bin width for a dotplot
bin_dots()
Bin data values using a dotplot algorithm

Dotplot smoothers

Smoothers for creating “density dotplots” using geom_dotsinterval().

smooth_bounded() smooth_unbounded()
Smooth dot positions in a dotplot using a kernel density estimator ("density dotplots")
smooth_discrete() smooth_bar()
Smooth dot positions in a dotplot of discrete values ("bar dotplots")
smooth_none()
Apply no smooth to a dotplot

Density estimators

Density functions used by stat_slabinterval() and by the density smoothers for dotplot layout.

density_bounded()
Bounded density estimator using the reflection method
density_unbounded()
Unbounded density estimator
density_histogram()
Histogram density estimator

Bandwidth estimators

Bandwidth estimators for use with density_unbounded() and density_bounded().

Distribution bounds estimators

Distribution bounds estimators for use with density_bounded().

bounder_cdf()
Estimate bounds of a distribution using the CDF of its order statistics
bounder_cooke()
Estimate bounds of a distribution using Cooke's method
bounder_range()
Estimate bounds of a distribution using the range of the sample

Histogram layout algorithms

Algorithms for bin selection and alignment for use with density_histogram().

breaks_fixed() breaks_Sturges() breaks_Scott() breaks_FD() breaks_quantiles()
Break (bin) selection algorithms for histograms
align_none() align_boundary() align_center()
Break (bin) alignment methods

Blur functions

Blur functions for use with geom_blur_dots().

blur_gaussian() blur_interval()
Blur functions for blurry dot plots

Weighted quantiles and CDFs

Weighted generalizations of quantile() and ecdf() used internally by several algorithms.

weighted_quantile() weighted_quantile_fun()
Weighted sample quantiles
weighted_ecdf()
Weighted empirical cumulative distribution function

Probability expressions

Experimental mini-domain-specific language for probability expressions in stat_slabinterval() aesthetics.

Pr_() p_()
Probability expressions in ggdist aesthetics

Compatibility with other packages

Functions to convert the ggdist naming scheme (for point_interval()) to and from other packages’ naming schemes.

to_broom_names() from_broom_names() to_ggmcmc_names() from_ggmcmc_names()
Translate between different tidy data frame formats for draws from distributions

Datasets

Datasets used for examples and testing

RankCorr RankCorr_u_tau
Thinned subset of posterior sample from a Bayesian analysis of perception of correlation.

Deprecated functions