The R Journal: article published in 2015, volume 7:1

fanplot: An R Package for Visualising Sequential Distributions PDF download
Guy J. Abel , The R Journal (2015) 7:1, pages 15-23.

Abstract Fan charts, first developed by the Bank of England in 1996, have become a standard method for visualising forecasts with uncertainty. Using shading fan charts focus the attention towards the whole distribution away from a single central measure. This article describes the basics of plotting fan charts using an R add-on package alongside some additional methods for displaying sequential distributions. Examples are based on distributions of both estimated parameters from a time series model and future values with uncertainty.

Received: 2014-05-25; online 2015-04-07
CRAN packages: vars, forecast, fanplot, R2OpenBUGS, zoo, tsbugs, RColorBrewer, shiny
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: TimeSeries, Econometrics, Finance, Environmetrics, gR, Graphics, Spatial, WebTechnologies

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  author = {Guy J. Abel},
  title = {{fanplot: An R Package for Visualising Sequential
  year = {2015},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2015-002},
  url = {},
  pages = {15--23},
  volume = {7},
  number = {1}