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ggplot2 Compatible Quantile-Quantile Plots in R PDF download
Alexandre Almeida, Adam Loy and Heike Hofmann

Abstract Q-Q plots allow us to assess univariate distributional assumptions by comparing a set of quantiles from the empirical and the theoretical distributions in the form of a scatterplot. To aid in the interpretation of Q-Q plots, reference lines and confidence bands are often added. We can also detrend the Q-Q plot so the vertical comparisons of interest come into focus. Various implementations of Q-Q plots exist in R, but none implements all of these features. qqplotr extends ggplot2 to provide a complete implementation of Q-Q plots. This paper introduces the plotting framework provided by qqplotr and provides multiple examples of how it can be used.

Received: 2017-12-20; online 2018-12-07, supplementary material, (2.4 Kb)
CRAN packages: car, ggplot2, qqplotr, robustbase, boot
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: Econometrics, Multivariate, SocialSciences, Finance, Graphics, Optimization, Phylogenetics, Robust, Survival, TimeSeries

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  author = {Alexandre Almeida and Adam Loy and Heike Hofmann},
  title = {{ggplot2 Compatible Quantile-Quantile Plots in R}},
  year = {2018},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2018-051},
  url = {}