PlotsOfData - Plots all Of the Data

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Data summary

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About PlotsOfData

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 (@joachimgoedhart) and Marten Postma
Source code is available at github/JoachimGoedhart
Please cite our work if you use the app: "PlotsOfData - a web app for visualizing data together with its summaries" - doi: 10.1101/426767


PlotsOfData is inspired by BoxPlotR
The code for the shiny app is partially derived from ggplotGUI by Gert Stulp
The colorblind safe palettes were developed by Paul Tol.

Further reading

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)