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The gt_plt_dist function takes an existing gt_tbl object and adds summary distribution sparklines via ggplot2. Note that these sparklines are limited to density, histogram, boxplot or rug/strip charts. If you're wanting to plot more traditional sparklines, you can use gtExtras::gt_plt_sparkline().

Usage

gt_plt_dist(
  gt_object,
  column,
  type = "density",
  fig_dim = c(5, 30),
  line_color = "black",
  fill_color = "grey",
  bw = NULL,
  trim = FALSE,
  same_limit = TRUE
)

Arguments

gt_object

An existing gt table object of class gt_tbl

column

The column wherein the sparkline plot should replace existing data. Note that the data must be represented as a list of numeric values ahead of time.

type

A string indicating the type of plot to generate, accepts "boxplot", "histogram", "rug_strip" or "density".

fig_dim

A vector of two numbers indicating the height/width of the plot in mm at a DPI of 25.4, defaults to c(5,30)

line_color

Color for the line, defaults to "black". Accepts a named color (eg 'blue') or a hex color.

fill_color

Color for the fill of histograms/density plots, defaults to "grey". Accepts a named color (eg 'blue') or a hex color.

bw

The bandwidth or binwidth, passed to density() or ggplot2::geom_histogram(). If type = "density", then bw is passed to the bw argument, if type = "histogram", then bw is passed to the binwidth argument.

trim

A logical indicating whether to trim the values in type = "density" to a slight expansion beyond the observable range. Can help with long tails in density plots.

same_limit

A logical indicating that the plots will use the same axis range (TRUE) or have individual axis ranges (FALSE).

Value

An object of class gt_tbl.

Examples

library(gt)
 gt_sparkline_tab <- mtcars %>%
    dplyr::group_by(cyl) %>%
    # must end up with list of data for each row in the input dataframe
    dplyr::summarize(mpg_data = list(mpg), .groups = "drop") %>%
    gt() %>%
    gt_plt_dist(mpg_data)

Figures

Function ID

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