Pet Peeve Joy Plots

The joy of no more violin plots

I dislike violin plots because they look like Christmas ornaments. It’s a pet peeve but there is somewhat of a practical reason as well. To demonstrate I created a dataset called dat that contains an outcome value from 25 different groups. One of the first steps I take when analyzing data is to look at the distribution of my data. If there are groups, I like to stratify and look at the distributions.