An R implementation of the UpSet set visualization technique published by Lex, Gehlenborg, et al..
UpSetR generates static UpSet plots. The UpSet technique visualizes set intersections in a matrix layout and introduces aggregates based on groupings and queries. The matrix layout enables the effective representation of associated data, such as the number of elements in the aggregates and intersections, as well as additional summary statistics derived from subset or element attributes.
If you use UpSetR in a paper, please cite:
Jake R Conway, Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg UpSetR: An R Package for the Visualization of Intersecting Sets and their Properties doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btx364
The original technique and the interactive visualization tool implementing the approach are described here:
Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg, Hendrik Strobelt, Romain Vuillemot, Hanspeter Pfister,
UpSet: Visualization of Intersecting Sets,
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis '14), vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 1983–1992, 2014.
Sample data sets for UpSetR are included in the package and can be loaded like this:
The movie data set created by the GroupLens Lab and curated by Bilal Alsallakh and the mutations data set was originally created by the TCGA Consortium and represents mutations for the 100 most mutated genes in a glioblastoma multiforme cohort.
A view of the UpSet plot with additional plots based on elements in the intersections.
upset(movies,attribute.plots=list(gridrows=60,plots=list(list(plot=scatter_plot, x="ReleaseDate", y="AvgRating"), list(plot=scatter_plot, x="ReleaseDate", y="Watches"),list(plot=scatter_plot, x="Watches", y="AvgRating"), list(plot=histogram, x="ReleaseDate")), ncols = 2))
A view of UpSetR mimicking the plot published by Lex & Gehlenborg http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v11/n8/abs/nmeth.3033.html
upset(mutations, sets = c("PTEN", "TP53", "EGFR", "PIK3R1", "RB1"), sets.bar.color = "#56B4E9", order.by = "freq", empty.intersections = "on")
An example using two set queries (war movies and noir movies) along with attribute plots comparing the average rating (top) and average rating vs the number of times the movies have been watched (bottom).
upset(movies, attribute.plots=list(gridrows = 100, ncols = 1, plots = list(list(plot=histogram, x="AvgRating",queries=T), list(plot = scatter_plot, y = "AvgRating", x = "Watches", queries = T))), sets = c("Action", "Adventure", "Children", "War", "Noir"), queries = list(list(query = intersects, params = list("War"), active = T), list(query = intersects, params = list("Noir"))))
Install the latest released version from CRANinstall.packages("UpSetR")
Download the latest development code of UpSetR from GitHub using devtools withdevtools::install_github("hms-dbmi/UpSetR")