(hope this is a reasonable place for
I’m intrigued by
geom_sina but it doesn’t seem to work for my data. The data is a distribution of ints between 1 and 5 (no in between values). Looking at the distribution using
geom_jitter works fine:
library(tidyverse) library(ggforce) # create int version of area midwest$area_ints <- (midwest$area * 100) %>% floor() ggplot(midwest, aes(state, area_ints)) + geom_jitter()
That works in the sense that it jitters the points both horizontally and vertically, so one can see the distribution.
geom_sina spreads the values horizontally as expected not vertically.
geom_violin works as well (and actually shows the issue the best when combined with
library(tidyverse) library(ggforce) # create int version of area midwest$area_ints <- (midwest$area * 100) %>% floor() ggplot(midwest, aes(state, area_ints)) + geom_violin() + geom_sina()
I just get lines at each point, as though the jittering was only happening horizontally and not vertically as well. The expected behavior is that
geom_sina() should also spread the values vertically, if I understand correctly essentially matching the shape of a violin plot but using the jitter with transparency approach.
The same thing happens with
sinaplot directly, so I’m now wondering if this doesn’t belong with the sinaplot devs?