The PlotsOfData Shiny app plots the data and statistics to enable the comparison of (experimental) conditions. The philosophy of the approach is that plotting the raw data (instead of a summary) improves transparency and interpretation. To further facilitate the comparison, summary statistics (mean, median, boxplot, violinplot) and inferential statistics (confidence intervals) can be added. The user has full control over the visibility of the raw data and statistics by adjustment of the transparency (alpha). More details about the PlotsOfData app can be found in our publication.
PlotsOfData is created and maintained by Joachim Goedhart and Marten Postma Bug reports and feature requests can be communicated in several ways:
Videos that highlight several of the features of PlotsOfData are available on YouTube
Some aspects of the app are explained in blogs at The Node: Leaving the bar (On plotting the actual data rather than summaries) A better bar (Explains the calculation of 95% CI for the median) Converting excellent spreadsheets to tidy data (An introduction to tidy data) Prevent p-value parroting (Why not every graph needs a p-value)
It is possible to change the defaults for data input by adding the information to the HTML address Adding ?data=4 sets data input to 'paste data', the complete address: https://huygens.science.uva.nl/PlotsOfData/?data=4 Adding ?data=4;TRUE sets data input to 'paste data' and tidy format, the complete address: https://huygens.science.uva.nl/PlotsOfData/?data=4;TRUE When only the tidy format should be selected leave teh first option blank: https://huygens.science.uva.nl/PlotsOfData/?data=;TRUE" Bookmarking HTML addresses with presets may save some time