Frequently Asked Questions

ssdtools Team

2020-09-01

library(ssdtools)
library(ggplot2)

How do I fit a custom distribution?

The user can also specify a custom distribution (called say dist) provided the following functions are defined:

How do I fit distributions to multiple groups such taxa and/or chemicals?

An elegant approach using some tidyverse packages is demonstrated below.

library(purrr)
library(tidyr)
library(dplyr)

boron_preds <- nest(ssdtools::boron_data, data = c(Chemical, Species, Conc, Units)) %>%
  mutate(
    Fit = map(data, ssd_fit_dists, dists = "lnorm"),
    Prediction = map(Fit, predict)
  ) %>%
  unnest(Prediction)

The resultant data and predictions can then be plotted as follows.

ssd_plot(boron_data, boron_preds, xlab = "Concentration (mg/L)", ci = FALSE) +
  facet_wrap(~Group)

How do I plot a Cullen Frey plot?

The data can be visualized using a Cullen Frey plot of the skewness and kurtosis.

set.seed(10)
ssd_plot_cf(boron_data)

How do I plot model diagnostics?

A fitdists object can be plotted to display model diagnostics plots for each fit.

plot(boron_dists)