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From page 166 of the Open Intro to Stats, what is this type of graph called? It represents 25 point estimates of a mean, together with their confidence intervals, centered around the actual population mean. The red line is a point estimate whose 95% confidence interval fails to capture the true population mean.

Further, is there a default R command to plot these graphs? Most graphs in the book seem to have been generated with R...

line graph

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    $\begingroup$ I think this is a Forest plot. See Forest plots using R and ggplot2 $\endgroup$ – zx8754 Sep 16 '13 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ Cleveland dot plot (with confidence intervals). Preferable to sort by effect size. $\endgroup$ – Glen Sep 16 '13 at 14:45
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    $\begingroup$ It depends on the community. For instance, Excel calls it a "high-low-close" plot because such things are used to chart prices of assets in markets. $\endgroup$ – whuber Sep 16 '13 at 15:11
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I think this is a Forest plot. See Forest plots using R and ggplot2

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    $\begingroup$ This is most definitely a forest plot: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_plot They are most commonly used in meta analysis to compare estimates from different studies. $\endgroup$ – user25658 Sep 16 '13 at 15:07

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