Dashboards are great for data snapshots--but what if you need something more agile in R?

— Marc J. Lajeunesse (@LajeunesseLab) October 8, 2021

Generate real-time, dynamic visualizations for simulations or whatevs with the ?????????????????????? package ??

See tutorial:https://t.co/DAGqDCNOdI

??1/7 #Rstats #dataviz #DataScience pic.twitter.com/77N3i0BE5i

#correlation without #causation via #ColliderBias

— Marc J. Lajeunesse (@LajeunesseLab) December 2, 2022

a spurious relationship between the dependent (Y) & independent (X) variable can occur, when each effect a 3rd variable (C, #collider), and this 3rd is included in the linear model lm(Y~X+C) đź¤”#Rstats #CausalModelling #dataviz pic.twitter.com/1eyxgrrSp0

### R code with switchboard v. 0.1`library(switchboard) collider <- 0 min_XYC <- c(-10, -10); max_XYC <- c(10, 10); N <- 250 for(simulation_length in 1:50000) { X <- rnorm(N, 0, 2); Y <- rnorm(N, 0, 2); C <- collider * X + collider * Y + rnorm(N, 0, 2) XYC <- data.frame(X, Y, C) betaXY_lm_XY <- lm(Y ~ X, data = XYC)$coefficients[2] betaXY_lm_XYC <- lm(Y ~ X + C, data = XYC)$coefficients[2] switchboard() %>% caption(c("collider bias", "When Y & X influence variation in a collider (C), the estimated slope between X & Y can be lower than the true slope when C is included in the linear model (lm)."), placeOnGrid = c(0,0), size = 2) %>% control_slider("collider", label = "collider", minimum = 0, maximum = 2, placeOnGrid = c(2,2)) %>% eavesdropper_2D(c(XYC[1, 1], XYC[1, 2]), label = c("Y~X", ""), plotRegression = TRUE, placeOnGrid = c(2, 1), minimum = min_XYC, maximum = max_XYC) %>% eavesdropper_2D(c(XYC[1, 1], XYC[1, 3]), label = c("X~C", ""), plotRegression = TRUE, placeOnGrid = c(1, 2), minimum = min_XYC, maximum = max_XYC) %>% eavesdropper_2D(c(XYC[1, 2], XYC[1, 3]), label = c("Y~C", ""), plotRegression = TRUE, placeOnGrid = c(3, 2), minimum = min_XYC, maximum = max_XYC) %>% eavesdropper_2D(c(betaXY_lm_XY, betaXY_lm_XYC), label = c("slope bias", ""), switch = TRUE, placeOnGrid = c(3,3), minimum = c(-0.1, -1.0), maximum = c(0.1, 0.5)) %>% eavesdropper(eavesdrop = betaXY_lm_XY, label = c("lm(Y~X)"), placeOnGrid = c(2,0), minimum = -1, maximum = 0.5) %>% eavesdropper(eavesdrop = betaXY_lm_XYC, label = c("lm(Y~X+C)"), placeOnGrid = c(2,3), minimum = -1, maximum = 0.5) %>% progress_image(round(collider / 2 * 100), maximum = 100, file = "collider_DAG_switchboard.png", placeOnGrid = c(1,3), fill = "vertical", honest = TRUE, size = 1) } switchboard_close()`

Custom progress image [collider_DAG_switchboard.png] used in simulation here:

in regression, noise is assumed independentĂ˘â‚¬â€ťbut none of that matters when sample sizes are lowĂ˘â‚¬Â¦

— Marc J. Lajeunesse (@LajeunesseLab) November 18, 2022

here the correlation remains approximately the same at -0.065 irrespective of noise, but will range from -1 to 1 with small samples#rstats #dataviz #regression #statistics pic.twitter.com/XTb7pfu9Oq

### R code with switchboard v. 0.1`library(switchboard) library(MASS) pop_rho <- 0; pop_X <- 0; pop_Y <- 0; pop_SD <- 0.5; pop_N <- 142 dino_X <- c(55.3846, 51.5385, 46.1538, 42.8205, 40.7692, 38.7179, 35.641, 33.0769, 28.9744, 26.1538, 23.0769, 22.3077, 22.3077, 23.3333, 25.8974, 29.4872, 32.8205, 35.3846, 40.2564, 44.1026, 46.6667, 50, 53.0769, 56.6667, 59.2308, 61.2821, 61.5385, 61.7949, 57.4359, 54.8718, 52.5641, 48.2051, 49.4872, 51.0256, 45.3846, 42.8205, 38.7179, 35.1282, 32.5641, 30, 33.5897, 36.6667, 38.2051, 29.7436, 29.7436, 30, 32.0513, 35.8974, 41.0256, 44.1026, 47.1795, 49.4872, 51.5385, 53.5897, 55.1282, 56.6667, 59.2308, 62.3077, 64.8718, 67.9487, 70.5128, 71.5385, 71.5385, 69.4872, 46.9231, 48.2051, 50, 53.0769, 55.3846, 56.6667, 56.1538, 53.8462, 51.2821, 50, 47.9487, 29.7436, 29.7436, 31.2821, 57.9487, 61.7949, 64.8718, 68.4615, 70.7692, 72.0513, 73.8462, 75.1282, 76.6667, 77.6923, 79.7436, 81.7949, 83.3333, 85.1282, 86.4103, 87.9487, 89.4872, 93.3333, 95.3846, 98.2051, 56.6667, 59.2308, 60.7692, 63.0769, 64.1026, 64.359, 74.359, 71.2821, 67.9487, 65.8974, 63.0769, 61.2821, 58.7179, 55.1282, 52.3077, 49.7436, 47.4359, 44.8718, 48.7179, 51.2821, 54.1026, 56.1538, 52.0513, 48.7179, 47.1795, 46.1538, 50.5128, 53.8462, 57.4359, 60, 64.1026, 66.9231, 71.2821, 74.359, 78.2051, 67.9487, 68.4615, 68.2051, 37.6923, 39.4872, 91.2821, 50, 47.9487, 44.1026 ) dino_Y <- c(97.1795, 96.0256, 94.4872, 91.4103, 88.3333, 84.8718, 79.8718, 77.5641, 74.4872, 71.4103, 66.4103, 61.7949, 57.1795, 52.9487, 51.0256, 51.0256, 51.0256, 51.4103, 51.4103, 52.9487, 54.1026, 55.2564, 55.641, 56.0256, 57.9487, 62.1795, 66.4103, 69.1026, 55.2564, 49.8718, 46.0256, 38.3333, 42.1795, 44.1026, 36.4103, 32.5641, 31.4103, 30.2564, 32.1795, 36.7949, 41.4103, 45.641, 49.1026, 36.0256, 32.1795, 29.1026, 26.7949, 25.2564, 25.2564, 25.641, 28.718, 31.4103, 34.8718, 37.5641, 40.641, 42.1795, 44.4872, 46.0256, 46.7949, 47.9487, 53.718, 60.641, 64.4872, 69.4872, 79.8718, 84.1026, 85.2564, 85.2564, 86.0256, 86.0256, 82.9487, 80.641, 78.718, 78.718, 77.5641, 59.8718, 62.1795, 62.5641, 99.4872, 99.1026, 97.5641, 94.1026, 91.0256, 86.4103, 83.3333, 79.1026, 75.2564, 71.4103, 66.7949, 60.2564, 55.2564, 51.4103, 47.5641, 46.0256, 42.5641, 39.8718, 36.7949, 33.718, 40.641, 38.3333, 33.718, 29.1026, 25.2564, 24.1026, 22.9487, 22.9487, 22.1795, 20.2564, 19.1026, 19.1026, 18.3333, 18.3333, 18.3333, 17.5641, 16.0256, 13.718, 14.8718, 14.8718, 14.8718, 14.1026, 12.5641, 11.0256, 9.8718, 6.0256, 9.4872, 10.2564, 10.2564, 10.641, 10.641, 10.641, 10.641, 10.641, 10.641, 8.718, 5.2564, 2.9487, 25.7692, 25.3846, 41.5385, 95.7692, 95, 92.6923) for(i in 1:1e6) { cov_XY <- matrix(c(pop_SD, 0, 0, pop_SD), nrow = 2, ncol = 2) sample_XY <- MASS::mvrnorm(142, mu = c(pop_X, pop_Y), Sigma = cov_XY) sample_XY[, 1] <- sample_XY[, 1] + dino_X * 1.2 sample_XY[, 2] <- sample_XY[, 2] + dino_Y sample_XY <- sample_XY[sample(142, pop_N), ] random_sample <- sample.int(nrow(sample_XY), 1) switchboard() %>% caption(c("Monte Carlo Simulation", "Noise is assumed independent in regression, but sampling error will erodes this."), placeOnGrid = c(1,1), size = 2) %>% control_slider_pair(c("pop_SD", "pop_N"), minimum = c(0.5, 10), maximum = c(20, 142), label = c("noise", "sample size"), placeOnGrid = c(2, 3)) %>% eavesdropper_2D(c(sample_XY[random_sample, 1], sample_XY[random_sample, 2]), inject = c("pop_X", "pop_Y"), minimum = c(0, 0), maximum = c(120, 100), plotRegression = TRUE, plotSampleSize = ctrl_N, switch = TRUE, forget = nrow(sample_XY) * 6, placeOnGrid = c(1, 4), size = 2) %>% eavesdropper(cor(sample_XY[,1], sample_XY[,2]), label = "correlation", minimum = -1, maximum = 1, placeOnGrid = c(1,7), size = 2) } switchboard_close()`

There is tremendous risk in repeatedly analyzing data as it comes inĂ˘â‚¬Â¦

— Marc J. Lajeunesse (@LajeunesseLab) November 9, 2022

For example, in the absence of any effect, the p-values of repeated t-tests on a growing dataset will randomly walk between 1 and 0!

Thanks to @lakens for inspiring this simulation!#RStats #dataviz pic.twitter.com/eoyLLDkjzb

```
library(switchboard)
library(MASS)
pop_rho <- 0; pop_X <- 0; pop_Y <- 0;
sample_XY <- 0; cov_XY <- matrix(c(1, pop_rho, pop_rho, 1), nrow = 2, ncol = 2);
for(simulation_length in 1:5000) {
sample_XY <- rbind(MASS::mvrnorm(1, mu = c(pop_X, pop_Y), Sigma = cov_XY), sample_XY)
ttest <- stats::t.test(sample_XY[, 1], sample_XY[, 2])
switchboard() %>%
caption(c("drifting p-values",
"Impact of adding more data in absence of an effect."),
placeOnGrid = c(1, 1), extendRow = 2) %>%
eavesdropper(ttest$p.value, label = "p-value", minimum = 0, maximum = 1,
size = 2, placeOnGrid = c(1, 3)) %>%
progress_pikachu(simulation_length, maximum = 5000, closeAtMaximum = FALSE,
fill = "horizontal", placeOnGrid = c(2, 1)) %>%
number(simulation_length, label = "sample size", placeOnGrid = c(2, 2))
}
switchboard_close()
```

HereĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s what happens to regression when sample sizes are lowĂ˘â‚¬â€ťeven with a strong underlying correlation, sampling error will erode everything

— Marc J. Lajeunesse (@LajeunesseLab) November 4, 2022

New update to the {switchboard} #RStats package for simulation visualizations coming soon!

See YouTube for more: https://t.co/DAGqDD5p5g pic.twitter.com/Hcg59YQCSM

(Click here to also see toot on Mastodon).

### R code with switchboard v. 0.1

```
library(switchboard)
library(MASS)
pop_rho <- 0; pop_X <- 0; pop_Y <- 0;
pop_forget <- 400 #milliseconds
ctrl_regression <- FALSE; ctrl_N <- FALSE;
# NOTE: if swichboard window is closed early, the simulation will continue to run in background until i == 1e5
for(i in 1:1e5) {
cov_XY <- matrix(c(1, pop_rho, pop_rho, 1), nrow = 2, ncol = 2)
sample_XY <- MASS::mvrnorm(1, mu = c(pop_X, pop_Y), Sigma = cov_XY)
switchboard() %>%
caption(c("Monte Carlo Simulation",
"Slide correlation and sample size to see how regression estimation is impacted."),
placeOnGrid = c(1,1), size = 2) %>%
control_switch_pair(c("ctrl_regression", "ctrl_N"),
label = c("plot slope", "plot N"), placeOnGrid = c(1, 3)) %>%
control_slider_pair(c("pop_rho", "pop_forget"), minimum = c(-1, 4), maximum = c(1, 3000),
label = c("correlation", "sample size"), placeOnGrid = c(2, 3)) %>%
injector_2D(c(sample_XY[1], sample_XY[2]), inject = c("pop_X", "pop_Y"),
minimum = c(-5, -5), maximum = c(5, 5),
plotRegression = ctrl_regression, plotSampleSize = ctrl_N, switch = TRUE,
forget = pop_forget, placeOnGrid = c(1, 4), size = 2)
}
switchboard_close()
```