show_ranef: Get a caterpillar plot of random effects from a mixed model

View source: R/show_ranef.R

show_ranefR Documentation

Get a caterpillar plot of random effects from a mixed model

Description

show_ranef() allows a user estimating a mixed model to quickly plot the random intercepts (with conditional variances) of a given random effect in a mixed model. In cases where there is a random slope over the intercept, the function plots the random slope as another caterpillar plot (as another facet)

Usage

show_ranef(model, group, reorder = TRUE)

Arguments

model

a fitted mixed model with random intercepts

group

What random intercept/slopes do you want to see as a caterpillar plot? Declare it as a character

reorder

optional argument. DEFAULT is TRUE, which “re-orders” the intercepts by the original value in the data. If FALSE, the ensuing caterpillar plot defaults to a default method of ordering the levels of the random effect by their estimated conditional mode.

Details

This function is a simple wrapper in which broom.mixed and, obviously ggplot2 are doing the heavy lifting.

Value

show_ranef() returns a caterpillar plot of the random intercepts from a given mixed model. If broom.mixed::augment() can process it, this function should work just fine.

Author(s)

Steven V. Miller

Examples


library(lme4)
library(stevemisc)
data(sleepstudy)

M1 <- lmer(Reaction ~ Days + (Days | Subject), data=sleepstudy)
show_ranef(M1, "Subject")
show_ranef(M1, "Subject", reorder=FALSE)


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