There are a variety of different plots to explore missing data available in the naniar package. This vignette simply showcases all of the visualisations. If you would like to know more about the philosophy of the
naniar package, you should read the vignette Getting Started with naniar.
A key point to remember with the visualisation tools in
naniar is that there is a way to get the data from the plot out from the visualisation.
One of the first plots that I recommend you start with when you are first exploring your missing data, is the
vis_miss() plot, which is re-exported from
This plot provides a specific visualiation of the amount of missing data, showing in black the location of missing values, and also providing information on the overall percentage of missing values overall (in the legend), and in each variable.
An upset plot from the
UpSetR package can be used to visualise the patterns of missingness, or rather the combinations of missingness across cases. To see combinations of missingness and intersections of missingness amongst variables, use the
This tells us:
We can explore this with more complex data, such as riskfactors:
The default option of
gg_miss_upset is taken from
UpSetR::upset - which is to use up to 5 sets and up to 40 interactions. Here, setting
nsets = 5 means to look at 5 variables and their combinations. The number of combinations or rather
intersections is controlled by
nintersects. You could, for example look at all of the number of missing variables using
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If there are 40 intersections, there will be up to 40 combinations of variables explored. The number of sets and intersections can be changed by passing arguments
nsets = 10 to look at 10 sets of variables, and
nintersects = 50 to look at 50 intersections.
NA it will plot all sets and all intersections.
There are a few different ways to explore different missing data mechanisms and relationships. One way incorporates the method of shifting missing values so that they can be visualised on the same axes as the regular values, and then colours the missing and not missing points. This is implemented with
## Warning: Removed 42 rows containing missing values (geom_point).
Here are some function that provide quick summaries of missingness in your data, they all start with
gg_miss_ - so that they are easy to remember and tab-complete.
This plot shows the number of missing values in each variable in a dataset. It is powered by the
If you wish, you can also change whether to show the % of missing instead with
show_pct = TRUE.
You can also plot the number of missings in a variable grouped by another variable using the
This plot shows the number of missing values in each case. It is powered by the
You can also order by the number of cases using
order_cases = TRUE
You can also explore the misisngness in cases over some variable using
facet = Month
This plot shows the number of missings in each column, broken down by a categorical variable from the dataset. It is powered by a
dplyr::group_by statement followed by
## # A tibble: 231 x 4 ## # Groups: marital  ## marital variable n_miss pct_miss ## <fct> <chr> <int> <dbl> ## 1 Married smoke_stop 120 91.6 ## 2 Married pregnant 117 89.3 ## 3 Married smoke_last 84 64.1 ## 4 Married smoke_days 73 55.7 ## 5 Married drink_average 68 51.9 ## 6 Married health_poor 67 51.1 ## 7 Married drink_days 67 51.1 ## 8 Married weight_lbs 6 4.58 ## 9 Married bmi 6 4.58 ## 10 Married diet_fruit 4 3.05 ## # … with 221 more rows
gg_miss_fct can also be used to explore missingness along time, like so:
This plot shows the number of missings in a given span, or breaksize, for a single selected variable. In this case we look at the span of
hourly_counts from the pedestrian dataset. It is powered by the
## # A tibble: 13 x 5 ## span_counter n_miss n_complete prop_miss prop_complete ## <int> <int> <dbl> <dbl> <dbl> ## 1 1 0 3000 0 1 ## 2 2 0 3000 0 1 ## 3 3 1 2999 0.000333 1.00 ## 4 4 121 2879 0.0403 0.960 ## 5 5 503 2497 0.168 0.832 ## 6 6 555 2445 0.185 0.815 ## 7 7 190 2810 0.0633 0.937 ## 8 8 0 3000 0 1 ## 9 9 1 2999 0.000333 1.00 ## 10 10 0 3000 0 1 ## 11 11 0 3000 0 1 ## 12 12 745 2255 0.248 0.752 ## 13 13 432 2568 0.144 0.856
You can also explore
miss_var_span by group with the