[R] Boxplot
David Winsemius
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Nov 27 06:25:20 CET 2011
On Nov 27, 2011, at 12:15 AM, Jeffrey Joh wrote:
>
> I'm trying to do the second case among Jim's suggestions. I used
> Bert's suggestion and it works great.
>
> I would also like to ask if anyone is familiar with a package for
> making box-plots. I would like to bin my datapoints at defined X
> intervals and display a boxplot for each bin on the same chart.
Combining `cut` (to define the intervals) and `boxplot` should be
fairly straight-forward.
> In Stata, there is a tool for making these, and it varies the width
> of the boxplot based on the number of points in each plot.
We have a tool for that, too. Study `quantile` a bit, to automatically
pick cutpoints that will divide into approximately equal groups.
(I use the `cut2` function in the Hmisc package, because it is
integrated with `rms` that I use all the time, and because its
defaults for cut()-ting are more to my liking. It also has a "g="
parameter that automates the cut( ..., quantile(...)) processing.
> I am hoping there is a similar tool for R.
>
> Thank you,
> Jeffrey
>
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:51:05 +1100
>> From: jim at bitwrit.com.au
>> To: johjeffrey at hotmail.com
>> CC: r-help at r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Binned line plot
>>
>> On 11/22/2011 04:29 PM, Jeffrey Joh wrote:
>>>
>>> I have a scatter plot with 10000 points. I would like to add a
>>> line that bins every 50 points and connects the average of each
>>> bin. I'm looking for something similar to line type "m" in Stata.
>>>
>>> With this dataset of 10000 points, I would also like to bin the
>>> data and make boxplots at certain intervals, so that I have a set
>>> of boxplots to represent each bin. I would also like the width of
>>> each box to be proportional to the number of points in each bin.
>>>
>>> How can I make these plots? Is there a simple package to use?
>>>
>> Hi Jeffrey,
>> There are three possibilities that come to mind:
>>
>> 1) You want to bin the points based on their order in the data frame.
>>
>> 2) You want to bin the points based on the x or y values of the
>> coordinates.
>>
>> 3) You want to bin the points based on the x _and_ y values of the
>> coordinates.
>>
>> Number 1 is trivial and has already been answered (assume a two
>> column
>> data frame of coordinates named "xypoints").
>>
>> #first point - set up a loop to get a vector of averages
>> meanx<-rep(0,200)
>> meany<-rep(0,200)
>> for(index in 1:200) {
>> start<-1+50*(index-1)
>> meanx[index]<-mean(xypoints[start:(start+49),"x"])
>> meany[index]<-mean(xypoints[start:(start+49),"y"])
>> }
>> plot(meanx,meany,type="l")
>>
>> Number 2 requires that you sort the pairs based on the value of the
>> one
>> you want, then apply the same process as 1 to the sorted pairs.
>> Number 3
>> is somewhat more difficult.
>>
>> I don't do this much, and some of the people who do map analysis will
>> probably come up with a much better method.
>>
>> Find the most extreme point.
>> Find the 49 points closest to that point to constitute group 1.
>> Remove those points from the data frame.
>> Go back to the first step if there are any points left.
>>
>> You will end up with 200 groups of points that are spatially grouped.
>> Get the centroids and plot as above.
>>
>> Another wild guess from
>>
>> Jim
>
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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