# [R] Plot help

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 15:58:05 CEST 2010

```I think that your first problem is that you have a very large range of
values and the CIs are small in comparison, so you won't see any
difference on the plots.  Do you want to plot each of the 35 values
showing the complete range and then where the actual value lies either
inside/outside the range?

Maybe you need to scale your data so at least everything is in a
similar range.  Are you just trying to show the spread of each
individual group, or all together?

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:34 AM, Peter Francis <peterfrancis at me.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
>
> I am relatively new to R and am trying to create more attractive plots than excel can manage!
>
> I have looked through the various programmes ggplot, lattice, hmisc etc but my case seems to be not metnioned, maybe it is but i have not noticed - if this is the case i apologise.
>
> *****************************************************************************************************************
> #I have a series of simulated values, which are means
>
> sim <- c(0.0012,0.0009,2,2,9,12,0.0009,2,19,1,1,0.0013,1,0.0009,0.0009,1,26,3,1,2,1,0.0009,1,0.2323,4,2,0.0009,0.0009,0.0009,52,49,1,3,7)
>
> #and actual values
>
> actual <- c(0,0,2,0,13,20,0,3,38,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,27,2,0,0,1,0,1,0,4,2,0,0,0,54,21,0,4,11)
>
> #The "X" axes is family, ranging from 1-35, where the "Y" axes is sim and actual values.
>
> #What i want to do is plot the simulated values with the 95% CI values, and then plot the actual values and see if they fall in the CI'S which they do. The idea is that there is no significant difference between the actual values and the simulated values.
>
> #I  thave Ci for sim and this is where the trouble begins!
>
> simCI <- c(0.000908781,0.001248025,0.000928731,0.000885441,0.002384808,0.002700088,0.005377963,0.006202863,0.000918969,0.002566072,0.007687229,0.001593536,0.001578519,0.001299327,0.00217493,0.000908781,0.00090428,0.001550469,0.008840134,0.003300862,0.001546501,0.002775418,0.0014778,0.00090428,0.001546201,0.000898151,0.003446757,0.002854941,0.000863444,0.000918969,0.000924599,0.011732253,0.011488353,0.001788464)
>
> # i then put this in a dataframe
> simvsact <- data.frame(sim = sim, actual = actual, simCI.lower = sim - simCI, simCI.upper = sim + simCI, fam = factor(paste('Family', 1:34, sep = '')))
>
> *****************************************************************************************************************
>
> As afore mentioned i was looking at getting a x/y scatter plot ( i think this would be best, if not other suggestions would be greatly appreciated) with the CI range block highlighted and the actual line a different colour running through the CI range.
>
> I hope this makes sense.
>
> Peter
>
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Jim Holtman
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