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Custom Gridlines and Line Guides in R/ggplot Charts

January 2, 2015
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Custom Gridlines and Line Guides in R/ggplot Charts

In the last quarter of last year, I started paying more attention to the use of custom grid lines and line guides in charts I’ve been developing for the Wrangling F1 Data With R book. The use of line guides was in part inspired by canopy views from within the cockpit of one of the

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Plot with ggplot2 and plotly within knitr reports

December 30, 2014
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Plot with ggplot2 and plotly within knitr reports

Plotly is a platform for making, editing, and sharing graphs. If you are used to making plots with ggplot2, you can call ggplotly() to make your plots interactive, web-based, and collaborative. For example, see plot.ly/~marianne2/166, shown below. Notice the hover text! The “plotly” R package lets you use plotly with R. Want to...

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Animations and GIFs using ggplot2

December 26, 2014
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Animations and GIFs using ggplot2

Tracing a regression lineDiverging density plotsHappy New Year plot Happy New Year everyone! For the last post of the year, I thought I'd have a little fun with the new animation package in R. It's actually really easy to use. I recently had some fun w...

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Data analysis example with ggplot and dplyr (analyzing ‘supercar’ data, part 2)

December 23, 2014
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Data analysis example with ggplot and dplyr (analyzing ‘supercar’ data, part 2)

For our purposes here, data exploration is the application of data visualization and data manipulation techniques to understand the properties of our dataset. We’re going to be looking for interesting features: things that stand out, trends, and relationships between variables. The post Data analysis example with ggplot and dplyr (analyzing ‘supercar’ data, part 2) appeared first on

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My Commonly Done ggplot2 graphs: Part 2

December 18, 2014
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My Commonly Done ggplot2 graphs: Part 2

In my last post I described some of my commonly done ggplot2 graphs. It seems as though some people are interested in these, so I was going to follow this up with other plots I make frequently. Scatterplot colored by continuous variable The setup of the data for the scatterplots will be the same as

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Interactive 2D & 3D Plots with Plotly and ggplot2

December 16, 2014
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Interactive 2D & 3D Plots with Plotly and ggplot2

by Matt Sundquist co-founder of Plotly R, Plotly, and ggplot2 let you make, share, and collaborate on beautiful, interactive plots online. Let's see what we can do with the topographic data from Auckland's Maunga Whau Volcano that comes with R. Copy and paste this R code to make your first plot. The basic idea is: use ggplot2 code, add...

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Don’t teach built-in plotting to beginners (teach ggplot2)

December 15, 2014
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Don’t teach built-in plotting to beginners (teach ggplot2)

I have some experience teaching R programming (see, for instance, my online course). One of the atypical choices I make is to start by teaching Hadley Wickham’s ggplot2 package, rather than the built-in R plotting (see these videos). Many times that I mention this choice to others involved in statistics education, they treat it like a mistake...

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3D Plots with ggplot2 and Plotly

November 11, 2014
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3D Plots with ggplot2 and Plotly

by Matt Sundquist Plotly, co-founder Plotly is a platform for data analysis, graphing, and collaboration. You can use ggplot2, Plotly's R API, and Plotly's web app to make and share interactive plots. Now, you can you can also make 3D plots. Immediately below are a few examples of 3D plots. In this post we will show how to make...

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ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis

November 5, 2014
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ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics by Hadley Wickham. ggplot2 tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and none of the bad parts. As a contributor to the package, Dr. Dennis Murphy was able to paint a clear picture on how ggplot2 takes care of many of the fiddly...

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My Commonly Done ggplot2 graphs

October 30, 2014
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My Commonly Done ggplot2 graphs

In my last post, I discussed how ggplot2 is not always the answer to the question “How should I plot this” and that base graphics were still very useful. Why Do I use ggplot2 then? The overall question still remains: why (do I) use ggplot2? ggplot2 vs lattice For one, ggplot2 replaced the lattice package

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