Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

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Workshop Description

This workshop provides a practical introduction to data visualization in R with the popular package "ggplot2" (http://ggplot2.org/). The ggplot2 package is a specific implementation of the "Grammar of Graphics" and provides a high-level approach to creating rich visualizations.

This workshop assumes experience and comfort with using R for data analytic work. If you are new to R, you should start with the "First Steps in R" and "Second Steps in R" workshops.

Software Used: R, RStudio

Topics

This workshop covers:

  • why use ggplot2 in R for visualization
  • the basics of 'aesthetics'
  • the basics of 'geoms'
  • summarizing and transforming data on the fly
  • other ways to customize the layout of your visualization

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