[R] Plot survey data

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Sep 10 17:32:34 CEST 2003

Dear Anupam,

I may be wrong, but I don't think that there's any standard method to use 
in plotting with case weights. I can think of two approaches, however: (1) 
If you have a large sample, and if the range of the weights isn't too 
large, you could sample your observations with probability of inclusion in 
the plot proportional to the case weights. (2) You could plot the points 
with "size" proportional to the square root of the case weights (i.e., area 
proportional to the weights).

I hope that this helps,

At 10:46 AM 9/10/2003 -0400, TyagiAnupam at aol.com wrote:
>I am trying to make plots that take into account survey weights. This a
>survey of the US population.  To start with I want to explore the data 
>using pairs,
>plot, coplots and lattice. Are there specialized methods that handle survey
>weights for plotting? Any pointers?

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
email: jfox at mcmaster.ca
phone: 905-525-9140x23604
web: www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox

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