This function produces is a diamondplot that plots the confidence intervals for associations between a number of covariates and a criterion. It currently only supports the Pearson's r effect size metric; other effect sizes are converted to Pearson's r.

associationsToDiamondPlotDf is a helper function that produces the required dataframe.

```
associationsDiamondPlot(dat, covariates, criteria,
labels = NULL,
criteriaLabels = NULL,
decreasing=NULL,
sortBy=NULL,
conf.level=.95,
criteriaColors = brewer.pal(8, 'Set1'),
criterionColor = 'black',
returnLayerOnly = FALSE,
esMetric = 'r',
multiAlpha=.33,
singleAlpha = 1,
showLegend=TRUE,
xlab="Effect size estimates",
ylab="",
theme=theme_bw(),
lineSize = 1,
outputFile = NULL,
outputWidth = 10,
outputHeight = 10,
ggsaveParams = list(units='cm',
dpi=300,
type="cairo"),
...)
associationsToDiamondPlotDf(dat, covariates, criterion, labels = NULL,
decreasing = NULL, conf.level = 0.95,
esMetric = "r")
```

dat

The dataframe containing the relevant variables.

covariates

The covariates: the list of variables to associate to the criterion or criteria, usually the predictors.

criteria, criterion

The criteria, usually the dependent variables; one criterion (one dependent variable) can also be specified of course. The helper function `associationsToDiamondPlotDf`

always accepts only one criterion.

labels

The labels for the covariates, for example the questions that were used (as a character vector).

criteriaLabels

The labels for the criteria (in the legend).

decreasing

Whether to sort the covariates by the point estimate of the effect size
of their association with the criterion. Use `NULL`

to not sort
at all, `TRUE`

to sort in descending order, and `FALSE`

to
sort in ascending order.

sortBy

When specifying multiple criteria, this can be used to indicate by which criterion the items should be sorted (if they should be sorted).

conf.level

The confidence of the confidence intervals.

criteriaColors, criterionColor

The colors to use for the different associations can be specified in `criteriaColors`

. This should be a vector of valid colors with at least as many elements as criteria are specified in `criteria`

. If only one criterion is specified, the color in `criterionColor`

is used.

returnLayerOnly

Whether to return the entire object that is generated, or just the resulting ggplot2 layer.

esMetric

The effect size metric to plot - currently, only 'r' is supported, and other values will return an error.

multiAlpha, singleAlpha

The transparency (alpha channel) value of the diamonds for each association can be specified in `multiAlpha`

, and if only one criterion is specified, the alpha level of the diamonds can be specified in `singleAlpha`

.

showLegend

Whether to show the legend.

xlab, ylab

The label to use for the x and y axes (for `duoComparisonDiamondPlot`

, must be vectors of two elements). Use `NULL`

to not use a label.

theme

The `ggplot`

theme to use.

lineSize

The thickness of the lines (the diamonds' strokes).

outputFile

A file to which to save the plot.

outputWidth, outputHeight

Width and height of saved plot (specified in centimeters by default, see `ggsaveParams`

).

ggsaveParams

Parameters to pass to ggsave when saving the plot.

…

Any additional arguments are passed to `diamondPlot`

and
eventually to `ggDiamondLayer`

.

A plot.

This function can be used to quickly plot multiple confidence intervals.

# NOT RUN { ### Simple diamond plot with correlations ### and their confidence intervals associationsDiamondPlot(mtcars, covariates=c('cyl', 'hp', 'drat', 'wt', 'am', 'gear', 'vs', 'carb', 'qsec'), criteria='mpg'); ### Same diamond plot, but now with two criteria, ### and colouring the diamonds based on the ### correlation point estimates: a gradient ### is created where red is used for -1, ### green for 1 and blue for 0. associationsDiamondPlot(mtcars, covariates=c('cyl', 'hp', 'drat', 'wt', 'am', 'gear', 'vs', 'carb', 'qsec'), criteria=c('mpg', 'disp'), generateColors=c("red", "blue", "green"), fullColorRange=c(-1, 1)); # }