Feature Request: Ability to set the data range of an axis

Discuss the jamovi platform, possible improvements, etc.

by reason180 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47 pm

jamovi's plots are already quite good. I know there are plans to include editable plots in the future. However, it's already possible to do some limited editing by exporting the plot as a PDF and then using something like LibreOffice draw to edit the PDF. But PDF editing can't be used to change the data range on a plot's vertical or horizontal axis. It's sometimes crucial to be able to control that range as a way to keep it consistent across two or more related plots (so as not to mislead those viewing the plot). So it would be nice have this feature to built into jamovi.
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by filination » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:15 am

I second that request. This is especially important with multiple DVs that all need to be presented on the same data range scale. This is an important feature needed to be able to address submission guidelines in journals. Everytime reviewers point this out, we need to redo analyses and shift to R.
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by reason180 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:20 am

It also creates issues for teaching. I spent a lot of time in class trying to answer a student.s question about why an effect was larger in the context of one statistical model than in another, only to have another student eventually discover that the two graphs of the results had different ranges on the y axis. So the "difference" in effects was only an apparent difference--an artifact of the axis ranges being inconsistent across graphs.
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by jonathon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:03 am

yup. i hear you.

definitely on the todo list.

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