Constructing meaningful and useful graphical representations of data. (If your question is only about how to get particular software to produce a specific effect, then it is likely not on topic here.)

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Compare distributions (with replicates) and visualization

The experimental set-up is an almost typical control vs treatment, in which we are counting how many reads map to a particular class of genes in each condition (RNA-seq), done in triplicate. An ...
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Which plot do I need to use to show my data?

I've checked for which X and Y we get which binary value of another variable. I want to plot these X and Y as axes and show the boundary - a line under which the binary value is 0, above it it's 1. I ...
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gnet solution path plot in spike slab regression

in spike slab regression in R, please someone answer me that how we comment the plot of gnet solution path below? I know that the blue ones represent the zero and red ones for nonzero but what does it ...
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Plotting results of mixed design ANCOVA SPSS [on hold]

I conducted a mixed design ANCOVA with group as between subjects factor, trial type as within subject factor, and IQ as a covariate. I'd like to represent the results of the ANCOVA in a scatter plot, ...
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Plotting simulated data points from f(X)+e using R [on hold]

Below is a chart from An Introduction to Statistical Learning by Hastie and Tibshirani. The authors use the chart to explain overfitting. In the chart, Y is the response variable and X is the ...
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Information from plot of sorted values of a vector

Can we get any meaningful information (especially regarding its distribution) from a simple plot of sorted values of a vector? For example, what would following plot convey: ...
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What challenges can data science help with in small businesses

Data science can solve/help with many challenges. But it usually looked upon as something for multi-million dollar corporations. I'm looking for examples of challenges data science helped with in ...
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How should items be ordered in a bar chart comparing items in two general categories?

The following chart compares two types of computational workloads based on six aspects of their interaction with the memory system. While it is obvious that individual benchmarks should be grouped ...
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How to compare the distributions of two variables

The attached figure plots the distributions of two variables. I want to demonstrate statistically how closely the the two distributions match each other. What is the best way of doing this?
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What's wrong with this visualization of eigenvalues/vectors/PCA?

I have a dataset of 17 people, ranking 77 statements. I want to extract principal components on a rotated correlation matrix of correlations between people (as variables) across statements (as ...
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Make 2D color histogram with uniform distribution (Likert scale)

UPDATE: I've been told that I cannot specifically ask for help in regards to the programming (MatLab and PR Tools), but instead should seek help for general techniques. So that's what I'm doing. Long ...
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Comparing datasets from 2 biological replicates

I have two datasets containing experiment data based on two biological replicates. I wonder what the best statistical methods are to find out and test how similar these two datasets are, and also how ...
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How to plot the cumulative distribution function of std normal dist/smooth curve, step functions [closed]

Look for “pnorm” and “pbinom” in help. Use these commands to plot the cumulative distribution function of the standard normal distribution (of parameters 0,1) and of binomial distributions of ...
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Plot specific function in informative way [closed]

I have been stuck for hours on the problem of how to present the behaviour of the following function. $$ f(x)=\frac{2}{x^2~\alpha_-}\left[ x-\sqrt{(x-1)(x-\frac{\alpha_+}{\alpha_-})} \right], $$ where ...
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Predict user behaviour with constantly changing input variables

How to work on building an engine for a website wherein we want to score/recommend stuff based on her different activities, like the music she rated or the article she read, or whether email ...
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What is the best way to present rank survey data?

I have a survey data where I've asked a local community to rank 6 different issues they face on a scale of 1 to 6. For example, ...
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ROC curve cut off and weights

I have a dependent variable distinguishing between patients that should go to treatment A or treatment B. I want to develop a questionnaire containing binary variables that should decide if the ...
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Plotting Survival Rates For Different Cohorts

I am using Stata 13 to analyze a panel with firm level data. I am estimating a dynamic probit model via the means of xtprobit. During my research I came across Peters (2009) and a very cool graph (see ...
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What is the best way to visualize difference-in-differences (multi-period) regression?

What's the best way to visualize difference-in-differences for both binary and continuous treatment? Do I regress the outcome variable on the set of controls but exclude the treatment variable and ...
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What is the best way to group countries for graphing world crime statistics?

I am currently working on a project where I have chosen to analyse the frequency of terrorist attacks and their impacts using the global terrorism database (dataset available here: ...
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Appropriate visualization for the Wilcoxon signed rank test

I have question regarding the Wilcoxon test and if the results can be represented visually. I had 10 participants in my experiment where by I asked participants to read sentences and then they ...
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What's the best (Google chart) visualisation for displaying sparse timeline data across thousands of “columns”

I am trying to visualise a sparse dataset but am finding it hard to fit it into the standard categories of charts. I'm a developer building with Google Charts and I really want to stick with that ...
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Visualization Question [duplicate]

Simple question, has anybody ever seen a similar visualization to the one below? If so what is the name of such a graph and what software could be used to create it?
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Plotting a 3D gaussian

I was wondering what is a good way to visualize a 3D Gaussian distributions. Suppose I have a mu(1x3) rowvector and a covar(3x3) matrix. I know I can use the basic visual formula and get the density ...
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How to plot multiple variables of a data.table in R? [migrated]

I have a time series that has a DateTime variable and 4 more variables, which are measured over time. I'm trying to create a function in R which gets the data set (as a data.table) and creates 4 ...
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What measures the y-axis in stat_smooth, ggplot2 in R? [closed]

I am fairly new with logistic regression. I have a binary response. And did this plot. The binary response is: Y = 0: The student fails Y = 1: The student succeed ...
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Visualizing and analyzing a time series of grid points

I have a dataset which contains numeric info about a series of grid points in a room for the entire year. The dataset looks something like this The first three digits are month,day,hour. The others ...
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How can the “anti-correlation” between these two curves be shown?

I'm looking at data defined on a given feature with respect to two measures. Whilst both measures are defined on the same domain, both measures are defined on different ranges, so, with a view to ...
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Which is the correct graph visualization for multi-choice questions?

I'm working on a questionnaire with some multi choice questions. E.g. Which continents are you planning to visit? Africa Asia etc. The next will be to refactor the current analytics that are a ...
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R: visualizing kmodes clusters

I am working on cluster analysis of a completely categorical data set using package klaR and function kmodes. Sample of the ...
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F-distribution of data in Matlab

I have F = 1x44100 vector in Matlab. Based on how this was calculated, we have predicted that this fits the F-distribution with 16 degrees of freedom for both numerator and denominator. I am really ...
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How to interpret notched box plots

While doing some EDA I decided to use a box plot to illustrate the difference between two levels of a factor. The way ggplot rendered the box plot was satisfactory, but slightly simplistic (first ...
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Difference between PCA and spectral clustering for a small sample set of Boolean features

I have a dataset of 50 samples. Each sample is composed of 11 (possibly correlated) Boolean features. I would like to some how visualize these samples on a 2D plot and examine if there are ...
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Trend Visualization of N time series

I have about 500 time series with different trends, and each time series represents a given nb of transactions. (Volumes follow a long tail distribution). I would like to plot a summary graph on ...
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Heatmap small p-values

I'm experiencing some difficulties trying to manage too small p-values derived from a Fisher test. In particular I have p-values like: 2.220000e-121, 1.260000e-26, 1.260000e-334, and so on. The ...
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Create a 'biplot' (using factor analysis?) showing effect of each input variable on a two-output solution

I have a couple hundred datapoints, each of which has 6 input variables which run through a complex simulation to give two output variables. Because I have two output variables, I can create a nice ...
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How to properly plot paired data when you have more than two groups

I have a question which seems to be very elemental but I have found lot of disagreement about it. I have a situation where we took several measurements of the same individuals. I was suggested to ...
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Standard practice for small values in a logarithmic visualization

I'm plotting data using circles. I am assigning the radius of the circles to be the value of the data each circle represents. Since the data values get too large to successfully plot in this way I ...
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Interpreting the spread-level plot from R

I created a spreadlevel plot on my simple linear regression model in R. Here is my code, spreadLevelPlot(ols_reg) where ...
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How to add a third variable to a bar plot?

I'm trying to find the best way to show the following data: ...
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Comparing interest rate and yearly stock return

I would like to compare the interest rate with the yearly return of a stock A and plot the 2 lines into 1 graph. The interest rate, which is also a yearly return, is on any given date determined by ...
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Testing data for regular oscillations

This is a little hard to explain, but I would like to test data for periodic oscillations, but not necessarily oscillations of the same amplitude. for example (crudely!): So basically I want to ...
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Drawing a moving average-style line representing the amount of quota left (R graph drawing) [migrated]

I'm drawing a graph of the usage of my ISP's monthly download quota, categorized by the host that uses it. I've got that part working quite well. What I'm struggling to do is to include a line which ...
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Data mining or data visualization?

My basic doubt is what is difference between Data mining and Data visualization? does they have different algorithms? I have a machine data stored in database. I have to develop an app which will ...
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Testing discrete data for periodicity

I have some data which looks roughly periodic - is there a nice way to measure this? This is an example I'm working on and I'd like a metric that I will be able to just threshold to give a decision ...
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How can you visualize the relationship between 3 categorical variables?

I have a dataset with three categorical variables and I want to visualize the relationship between all three in one graph. Any ideas? Currently I am using the following three graphs: Each graph is ...
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Many to many flow diagram or an alluvial plot?

Suppose a person can be defined with 3 variables (each in the range 0-1000) which then lead to an output label Y. I have 20-40 labels. What is a good visualization to show the flow of people to Y ...
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How to interpret height of density plot

How should I interpret the height of density plots: For example in the above plot, peak is at about 0.07 at x=18. Can I infer that about 7% of values are around 18? Can I be more specific than ...
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How to interpret the residual colors on a mosaic plot?

This is a mosaic plot of contingency table dataset HairEyeColor described here. How do I interpret the colors representing residuals? What is the difference ...
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Which is the best visualization for contingency tables?

Which is best plot, from statistical standpoint, to show a contingency table, which is typically being analyzed by chi-square test? Is it a dodged barplot, stacked barplot, heatmap, contour plot, ...