Create an animated clock in R with ggplot2 (and ffmpeg)

August 12, 2011
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(This article was first published on Zero Intelligence Agents » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Because it’s Friday—and I needed to create this for a separate visualization—here is how to create an animated clock in R using ggplot2.

In just about 20 lines of code! And here is the clock…

I think this is a nifty way to show time elapse, rather than the www.drewconway.com/zia/?p=2741" target="_blank">windowed timelines I had used previously. Enjoy.

P.S. I will be officially off the grid starting now until mid-September. See you on the other side!

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