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Possible bug on descriptive statistics plot (JASP 0.9.2)

edited July 2018 in JASP & BayesFactor

I have a file containing individual's heights. These individuals belong to two different groups (A and B ). When I enable Distribution plots using the split option (thus, creating two height distribution plots, one for group A and another for group B ), the result is the following:

Group A's plot renders the Y axis as "Density"
Group B's plot renders the Y axis as "Frequency"

Is this a bug?


  • That's weird. Perhaps there is a missing value (not indicated in the missing values list) present in one of the groups? Do you have a screenshot?

  • EJ, I've personally inspected all the records - no missing values in the dataset. Here's a screenshot:

  • You can see from the icons that JASP guesses that "Altura" is a continuous variable -- hence the "density" on the y-axis; in contrast, "Religiao" is classified as a nominal variable -- hence the "frequency" on the y-axis. If you want to customize this behavior you can change the measurement level by clicking on the icons next to the column names in the data panel.

  • edited July 2018

    Thanks for your input.

    I'm doing a comparison of "altura" (height) among the two groups (A and B ). "Religiao" is being used as the splitting category. Supposedly, I should get the same type of plot for both groups (A and B ), right?

    I've done just that on earlier versions of JASP, using this exact approach.

  • edited July 2018

    Attached is this same dataset, with the analysis performed on and earlier version (I can't remember which one, this was done about a year ago). You can see that I have this same analysis, with both plots resulting in a "density" y-axis.

  • My bad. This appears to be a bug. I will attend the team to this. Note: for bug reports, it is easiest to use our GitHub page (

  • edited July 2018

    I'll fix this bug along with the other issue that was raised with this plot: Issue 2546

    Thanks for the report!

  • Awesome! TYVM! Sorry for not posting it on the github, my bad!

    Cheers, you guys! Your commitment to the software is amazing!

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