Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

March 26, 2014
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson's movies. I love the quirky characters and stories, the distinctive cinematography, and the unique visual style. Now you can bring some of that style to your own R charts, by making use of these Wes Anderson inspired palettes. Just choose your favourite Wes Anderson film or short

Cavalcanti

Install the wesanderson pallettes package, created by Karthik Ram:

require(devtools)
devtools::install_github("wesanderson","karthik")
require(wesanderson)

And convert your plain old ggplot2 charts like this:

Diamonds-plain

Into this:

Diamonds-anderson

Here's the command for you cut-and-pasters:

ggplot(diamonds, aes(clarity, fill=cut)) + geom_bar() + 
 scale_fill_manual(values = wes.palette(5, "Cavalcanti")) 

The colors don't quite match up to the originals, but you can find other Wes Anderson-inspired palettes and adjust to your heart's content using the source code available from Karthik Ram's github page linked below. 

Karthik Ram: Wes Anderson Palettes

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