Learn about DAGs and DAGitty

To understand what DAGitty does, it is fundamental to first understand what DAGs do (and don't do). On this page, I provide some starting points for you to learn more about DAGs. The functions of DAGitty itself are described in the manual.

However, the manual provides only very little introduction to DAGs. Therefore you may be interested in these additional resources.

Interactive Tutorials and Examples

This is meant to become a list of DAGs aspects of that are illustrated interactively using DAGitty itself. Currently this list is still very short, but I hope it will grow more in the future.

DAG Terminology

The Table II Fallacy


The Simpson Machine

The Single-Door Criterion

Make your own example! If you know a little HTML and JavaScript, you can make your own interactive example like above. Read here how!

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