2020

Announcing tidybayes and ggdist 2.1 2020/06/14

Tidybayes 2.1 is a minor—but exciting—update to tidybayes. The main changes are: I have split tidybayes into two packages: tidybayes and ggdist; All geoms and stats now support automatic orientation detection; and Lineribbons can now plot step functions. More details on these changes (and some other minor changes) below. Tidybayes is now tidybayes + ggdist tidybayes began as a package focused on munging posteriors from Bayesian models into a format suitable for use with ggplot2. Read more…

2017

I don’t want your monolithic ggplot function 2017/11/05

With the popularity and power of ggplot2, some R package authors are changing their plotting functions to output ggplot objects instead of base R plots. This is a great idea for existing package maintainers that simply want to update their output to a modern, flexible and themeable plotting library. However, I have also encountered a handful of packages that fall into the trap of creating new monolithic ggplot functions: heavyweight, base-R-like functions with lots of parameters that output custom ggplot objects. Read more…