plot_RadialPlot: Function to create a Radial Plot

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Function version How to cite Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/plot_RadialPlot.R

Description

A Galbraith's radial plot is produced on a logarithmic or a linear scale.

Usage

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plot_RadialPlot(
  data,
  na.rm = TRUE,
  log.z = TRUE,
  central.value,
  centrality = "mean.weighted",
  mtext,
  summary,
  summary.pos,
  legend,
  legend.pos,
  stats,
  rug = FALSE,
  plot.ratio,
  bar.col,
  y.ticks = TRUE,
  grid.col,
  line,
  line.col,
  line.label,
  output = FALSE,
  ...
)

Arguments

data

data.frame or RLum.Results object (required): for data.frame two columns: De (data[,1]) and De error (data[,2]). To plot several data sets in one plot, the data sets must be provided as list, e.g. list(data.1, data.2).

na.rm

logical (with default): excludes NA values from the data set prior to any further operations.

log.z

logical (with default): Option to display the z-axis in logarithmic scale. Default is TRUE.

central.value

numeric: User-defined central value, primarily used for horizontal centering of the z-axis.

centrality

character or numeric (with default): measure of centrality, used for automatically centering the plot and drawing the central line. Can either be one out of

  • "mean",

  • "median",

  • "mean.weighted" and

  • "median.weighted" or a

  • numeric value used for the standardisation.

mtext

character: additional text below the plot title.

summary

character (optional): add statistic measures of centrality and dispersion to the plot. Can be one or more of several keywords. See details for available keywords.

summary.pos

numeric or character (with default): optional position coordinates or keyword (e.g. "topright") for the statistical summary. Alternatively, the keyword "sub" may be specified to place the summary below the plot header. However, this latter option is only possible if mtext is not used.

legend

character vector (optional): legend content to be added to the plot.

legend.pos

numeric or character (with default): optional position coordinates or keyword (e.g. "topright") for the legend to be plotted.

stats

character: additional labels of statistically important values in the plot. One or more out of the following:

  • "min",

  • "max",

  • "median".

rug

logical: Option to add a rug to the z-scale, to indicate the location of individual values

plot.ratio

numeric: User-defined plot area ratio (i.e. curvature of the z-axis). If omitted, the default value (4.5/5.5) is used and modified automatically to optimise the z-axis curvature. The parameter should be decreased when data points are plotted outside the z-axis or when the z-axis gets too elliptic.

bar.col

character or numeric (with default): colour of the bar showing the 2-sigma range around the central value. To disable the bar, use "none". Default is "grey".

y.ticks

logical: Option to hide y-axis labels. Useful for data with small scatter.

grid.col

character or numeric (with default): colour of the grid lines (originating at [0,0] and stretching to the z-scale). To disable grid lines, use "none". Default is "grey".

line

numeric: numeric values of the additional lines to be added.

line.col

character or numeric: colour of the additional lines.

line.label

character: labels for the additional lines.

output

logical: Optional output of numerical plot parameters. These can be useful to reproduce similar plots. Default is FALSE.

...

Further plot arguments to pass. xlab must be a vector of length 2, specifying the upper and lower x-axes labels.

Details

Details and the theoretical background of the radial plot are given in the cited literature. This function is based on an S script of Rex Galbraith. To reduce the manual adjustments, the function has been rewritten. Thanks to Rex Galbraith for useful comments on this function.
Plotting can be disabled by adding the argument plot = "FALSE", e.g. to return only numeric plot output.

Earlier versions of the Radial Plot in this package had the 2-sigma-bar drawn onto the z-axis. However, this might have caused misunderstanding in that the 2-sigma range may also refer to the z-scale, which it does not! Rather it applies only to the x-y-coordinate system (standardised error vs. precision). A spread in doses or ages must be drawn as lines originating at zero precision (x0) and zero standardised estimate (y0). Such a range may be drawn by adding lines to the radial plot ( line, line.col, line.label, cf. examples).

A statistic summary, i.e. a collection of statistic measures of centrality and dispersion (and further measures) can be added by specifying one or more of the following keywords:

Value

Returns a plot object.

Function version

0.5.5

How to cite

Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., 2020. plot_RadialPlot(): Function to create a Radial Plot. Function version 0.5.5. In: Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Schmidt, C., Fischer, M., Friedrich, J., 2020. Luminescence: Comprehensive Luminescence Dating Data Analysis. R package version 0.9.7. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Luminescence

Author(s)

Michael Dietze, GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
Sebastian Kreutzer, IRAMAT-CRP2A, Universite Bordeaux Montaigne (France)
Based on a rewritten S script of Rex Galbraith, 2010 , RLum Developer Team

References

Galbraith, R.F., 1988. Graphical Display of Estimates Having Differing Standard Errors. Technometrics, 30 (3), 271-281.

Galbraith, R.F., 1990. The radial plot: Graphical assessment of spread in ages. International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part D. Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements, 17 (3), 207-214.

Galbraith, R. & Green, P., 1990. Estimating the component ages in a finite mixture. International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part D. Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements, 17 (3) 197-206.

Galbraith, R.F. & Laslett, G.M., 1993. Statistical models for mixed fission track ages. Nuclear Tracks And Radiation Measurements, 21 (4), 459-470.

Galbraith, R.F., 1994. Some Applications of Radial Plots. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 89 (428), 1232-1242.

Galbraith, R.F., 2010. On plotting OSL equivalent doses. Ancient TL, 28 (1), 1-10.

Galbraith, R.F. & Roberts, R.G., 2012. Statistical aspects of equivalent dose and error calculation and display in OSL dating: An overview and some recommendations. Quaternary Geochronology, 11, 1-27.

See Also

plot, plot_KDE, plot_Histogram

Examples

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## load example data
data(ExampleData.DeValues, envir = environment())
ExampleData.DeValues <- Second2Gray(ExampleData.DeValues$BT998, c(0.0438,0.0019))

## plot the example data straightforward
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues)

## now with linear z-scale
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                log.z = FALSE)

## now with output of the plot parameters
plot1 <- plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                         log.z = FALSE,
                         output = TRUE)
plot1
plot1$zlim

## now with adjusted z-scale limits
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
               log.z = FALSE,
               zlim = c(100, 200))

## now the two plots with serious but seasonally changing fun
#plot_RadialPlot(data = data.3, fun = TRUE)

## now with user-defined central value, in log-scale again
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                central.value = 150)

## now with a rug, indicating individual De values at the z-scale
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                rug = TRUE)

## now with legend, colour, different points and smaller scale
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                legend.text = "Sample 1",
                col = "tomato4",
                bar.col = "peachpuff",
                pch = "R",
                cex = 0.8)

## now without 2-sigma bar, y-axis, grid lines and central value line
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                bar.col = "none",
                grid.col = "none",
                y.ticks = FALSE,
                lwd = 0)

## now with user-defined axes labels
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                xlab = c("Data error (%)",
                         "Data precision"),
                ylab = "Scatter",
                zlab = "Equivalent dose [Gy]")

## now with minimum, maximum and median value indicated
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                central.value = 150,
                stats = c("min", "max", "median"))

## now with a brief statistical summary
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                summary = c("n", "in.2s"))

## now with another statistical summary as subheader
plot_RadialPlot(data = ExampleData.DeValues,
                summary = c("mean.weighted", "median"),
                summary.pos = "sub")

## now the data set is split into sub-groups, one is manipulated
data.1 <- ExampleData.DeValues[1:15,]
data.2 <- ExampleData.DeValues[16:25,] * 1.3

## now a common dataset is created from the two subgroups
data.3 <- list(data.1, data.2)

## now the two data sets are plotted in one plot
plot_RadialPlot(data = data.3)

## now with some graphical modification
plot_RadialPlot(data = data.3,
                col = c("darkblue", "darkgreen"),
                bar.col = c("lightblue", "lightgreen"),
                pch = c(2, 6),
                summary = c("n", "in.2s"),
                summary.pos = "sub",
                legend = c("Sample 1", "Sample 2"))

R-Lum/Luminescence documentation built on Jan. 4, 2020, 10:44 p.m.