in R / statistical graphics / visualization / ggplot2 / lattice on Tue 28 April 2015

It's a long tradition in statistical graphics going from Tufte back to Tukey and Cleveland to advise against using bar charts. Many folks, including me, have pejoratively called the common (in ecology, at least) bar chart + SE a "dynamite plot". Although Ben Bolker has questioned the wisdom of this ...

In a live walk-through on April 10 at the Davis R-Users Group, I gave a brief presentation motivating this topic. This post expands and cleans up the code from that talk. If you just want the code: download the .R file.

Updated 2015-04-28

The point of this post isn't ...