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Plots a Dice-Leraas diagram.

Usage

plot_diceleraas(object, ...)

# S4 method for matrix
plot_diceleraas(
  object,
  main = NULL,
  sub = NULL,
  ann = graphics::par("ann"),
  axes = TRUE,
  frame.plot = FALSE,
  panel.first = NULL,
  panel.last = NULL,
  ...
)

# S4 method for data.frame
plot_diceleraas(
  object,
  main = NULL,
  sub = NULL,
  ann = graphics::par("ann"),
  axes = TRUE,
  frame.plot = FALSE,
  panel.first = NULL,
  panel.last = NULL,
  ...
)

Arguments

object

A \(m \times p\) numeric matrix or data.frame of count data (absolute frequencies giving the number of individuals for each category, i.e. a contingency table). A data.frame will be coerced to a numeric matrix via data.matrix().

...

Further graphical parameters.

main

A character string giving a main title for the plot.

sub

A character string giving a subtitle for the plot.

ann

A logical scalar: should the default annotation (title and x, y and z axis labels) appear on the plot?

axes

A logical scalar: should axes be drawn on the plot?

frame.plot

A logical scalar: should a box be drawn around the plot?

panel.first

An an expression to be evaluated after the plot axes are set up but before any plotting takes place. This can be useful for drawing background grids.

panel.last

An expression to be evaluated after plotting has taken place but before the axes, title and box are added.

Value

plot_diceleraas() is called for its side-effects: it results in a graphic being displayed (invisibly returns object).

Details

In a Dice-Leraas diagram, the horizontal line represents the range of data (min-max) and the small vertical line indicates the mean. The black rectangle is twice the standard error on the mean, while the white rectangle is one standard deviation on either side of the mean.

References

Dice, L. R., & Leraas, H. J. (1936). A Graphic Method for Comparing Several Sets of Measurements. Contributions from the Laboratory of Vertebrate Genetics, 3: 1-3.

Hubbs, C. L., & C. Hubbs (1953). An Improved Graphical Analysis and Comparison of Series of Samples. Systematic Biology, 2(2): 49-56. doi:10.2307/sysbio/2.2.49 .

Simpson, G. G., Roe, A., & Lewontin, R. C. Quantitative Zoology. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960.

See also

Author

N. Frerebeau

Examples

## Data from Desachy 2004
data("compiegne", package = "folio")

## Plot a Dice-Leraas diagram
plot_diceleraas(compiegne)