In this course, participants will learn how to use the ggplot2 Project to make, format, label and adjust graphs using R. ggplot2 combines the advantages of base and lattice graphics while maintaining the ability to build up a plot step by step from multiple data sources. The ggplot2 Project, created by Hadley Wickham, is named after the term “Grammar of Graphics”, which was coined by Leland Wilkinson (creator of Systat) and won the 2006 John Chambers Award for Statistical Computing. This “grammar of graphics” is a system of describing and organizing the fundamental components of a graph and the process of creating a graph. Using ggplot2, participants will learn how to design and implement graphs in an efficient, elegant, and systematic manner, following principles of general good graphing practice.
NOTE: The course is available on a contract basis only. Have 6 or more people interested? Contact us for a group rate.