[R] multiple visualisation of a bootstrap

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Fri Oct 24 16:13:49 CEST 2008

Fernando Marmolejo Ramos <fernando.marmolejoramos <at> adelaide.edu.au> writes:

> Dear R team

> Vista offers a so-called Multiple Visualisation (MV) of the output of a
> bootstrap (it shows on the same window scatter plots for a particular variable
> showing the bootstrapped CI, a scatter plot of 
> the evolution of the bootstrapped
> mean over many sample sizes, a box plot, a QQ plot, and a histogram).
> I wonder if there is any manner in which this sort of MV 
> could me mimicked by R
> in the case of bootstrap. My best guess is that I’d have to create a 3 by 2
> frame an insert each graph separately or maybe resort to Trellis 
> graphics
 am I
> right? Does anyone have a more sophisticated solution?
  I'm not sure this is the right kind of problem for Trellis graphics
(which are geared toward using the same plot type for different
subsets of the data in each panel, rather than different plot types
of the same data).  The "unsophisticated" solution (which seems
just fine), as you suggest, is to use par(mfrow) or par(mfcol)
to break up the plot window into frames, and then plot the
different bits in each window.

See http://emdbolker.wikidot.com/blog:dynamite for an example
of plotting the same data in different ways within subplots
for the code).

 As far as R is concerned, "sophisticated" would mean
creating a plotting function for this so that you never
had to look at the details again ...

  Ben Bolker

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