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Creating Animated Visualizations in R

Creating Animated Visualizations in R

Workshop Description

This workshop provides a practical introduction to creating animated visualizations in R with both base R graphics and ggplot2.

This workshops assumes you are comfortable using R for data analysis and creating static visualizations. It is not designed or paced for new R users. We will focus on ready-to-create formats that work on all platforms and machine setups. However, some guidance will be given on other animation formats.

Software Used: R, RStudio, various R packages


This workshop covers:

  • creating cross-platform web animations
  • using the animation package
  • smoothing animations with tweenR
  • adding time to the grammar of graphics with gganimate

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