Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Information Design

Visualizing Distributions with Raincloud Plots (and How to Create Them with ggplot2)

Raincloud plots, that provide an overview of the raw data, its distribution, and important statistical properties, are a good alternative to classical box plots. In this tutorial, I highlight the potential problem of box plots, illustrate why raincloud plots are great, and show numerous ways how to create such hybrid charts in R with {ggplot2}.