plot.SimulationResults {rpact}R Documentation

Simulation Results Plotting


Plots simulation results.


## S3 method for class 'SimulationResults'
  main = NA_character_,
  xlab = NA_character_,
  ylab = NA_character_,
  type = 1L,
  palette = "Set1",
  theta = seq(-1, 1, 0.01),
  plotPointsEnabled = NA,
  legendPosition = NA_integer_,
  showSource = FALSE,
  grid = 1,
  plotSettings = NULL



The simulation results, obtained from


Not available for this kind of plot (is only defined to be compatible to the generic plot function).


Optional plot arguments. At the moment xlim and ylim are implemented for changing x or y axis limits without dropping data observations.


The main title.


The x-axis label.


The y-axis label.


The plot type (default = 1). The following plot types are available:

  • 1: creates a 'Overall Success' plot (multi-arm only)

  • 2: creates a 'Success per Stage' plot (multi-arm only)

  • 3: creates a 'Selected Arms per Stage' plot (multi-arm only)

  • 4: creates a 'Reject per Stage' or 'Rejected Arms per Stage' plot

  • 5: creates a 'Overall Power and Early Stopping' plot

  • 6: creates a 'Expected Number of Subjects and Power / Early Stop' or 'Expected Number of Events and Power / Early Stop' plot

  • 7: creates an 'Overall Power' plot

  • 8: creates an 'Overall Early Stopping' plot

  • 9: creates an 'Expected Sample Size' or 'Expected Number of Events' plot

  • 10: creates a 'Study Duration' plot (non-multi-arm survival only)

  • 11: creates an 'Expected Number of Subjects' plot (non-multi-arm survival only)

  • 12: creates an 'Analysis Times' plot (non-multi-arm survival only)

  • 13: creates a 'Cumulative Distribution Function' plot (non-multi-arm survival only)

  • 14: creates a 'Survival Function' plot (non-multi-arm survival only)

  • "all": creates all available plots and returns it as a grid plot or list


The palette, default is "Set1".


A vector of standardized effect sizes (theta values), default is a sequence from -1 to 1.


If TRUE, additional points will be plotted.


The position of the legend. By default (NA_integer_) the algorithm tries to find a suitable position. Choose one of the following values to specify the position manually:

  • -1: no legend will be shown

  • NA: the algorithm tries to find a suitable position

  • 0: legend position outside plot

  • 1: legend position left top

  • 2: legend position left center

  • 3: legend position left bottom

  • 4: legend position right top

  • 5: legend position right center

  • 6: legend position right bottom


If TRUE, the parameter names of the object will be printed which were used to create the plot; that may be, e.g., useful to check the values or to create own plots with the base R plot function. Alternatively showSource can be defined as one of the following character values:

  • "commands": returns a character vector with plot commands

  • "axes": returns a list with the axes definitions

  • "test": all plot commands will be validated with eval(parse()) and returned as character vector (function does not stop if an error occurs)

  • "validate": all plot commands will be validated with eval(parse()) and returned as character vector (function stops if an error occurs)

Note: no plot object will be returned if showSource is a character.


An integer value specifying the output of multiple plots. By default (1) a list of ggplot objects will be returned. If a grid value > 1 was specified, a grid plot will be returned if the number of plots is <= specified grid value; a list of ggplot objects will be returned otherwise. If grid = 0 is specified, all plots will be created using print command and a list of ggplot objects will be returned invisible. Note that one of the following packages must be installed to create a grid plot: 'ggpubr', 'gridExtra', or 'cowplot'.


An object of class PlotSettings created by getPlotSettings.


Generic function to plot all kinds of simulation results.


Returns a ggplot2 object.


results <- getSimulationMeans(alternative = 0:4, stDev = 5, 
    plannedSubjects = 40, maxNumberOfIterations = 1000)
plot(results, type = 5)

[Package rpact version 3.3.0 Index]