[R) Bland Altman plot (was: [R] paste ?)

Christophe Declercq cdeclercq at nordnet.fr
Tue Apr 25 22:07:49 CEST 2000

> De : Bill Venables <venables at acland.qld.cmis.csiro.au>
> Objet : Re: [R] paste ? 
> Date : mardi 25 avril 2000 08:45


> Secondly, I'm curious about the history of this kind of plot.
> I've only heard it called a "Tukey mean difference" plot, (and
> Trellis graphics has a function, tmd(), that does it, but no one
> knows about it...).  Does anyone know who invented it?

Martin Bland and Doug Altman introduced it in their very successful 1986
paper in The Lancet (which has become a 'Citation Classic') :

Bland JM, Altman DG. Statistical methods for assessing agreement between
two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet 1986; i: 307-310.

BTW, thanks, Troel, for the R function!


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