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Dumbbell Plots in R

How to make a dumbbell plot in R. Dumbbell plots show changes between two points in time or between two conditions.

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Dot and Dumbbell Plots

s <- read.csv("")
# order factor levels by men's income (plot_ly() will pick up on this ordering)
s$School <- factor(s$School, levels = s$School[order(s$Men)])

p <- plot_ly(s, color = I("gray80")) %>%
  add_segments(x = ~Women, xend = ~Men, y = ~School, yend = ~School, showlegend = FALSE) %>%
  add_markers(x = ~Women, y = ~School, name = "Women", color = I("pink")) %>%
  add_markers(x = ~Men, y = ~School, name = "Men", color = I("blue")) %>%
    title = "Gender earnings disparity",
    xaxis = list(title = "Annual Salary (in thousands)"),
    margin = list(l = 65)

# Create a shareable link to your chart
# Set up API credentials:
chart_link = api_create(p, filename="dumbell-plots-income")


See for more information and chart attribute options!

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