Version 0.9 of timeline on CRAN

May 9, 2013

(This article was first published on Blog - R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The initial version of the timeline package has been released to CRAN. This package provides creates timeline plots using ggplot2 in a style similar to Preceden. I would considered this beta quality as there are more features I would like to add but has enough functionality to possibly be useful to others.

timeline(ww2,, event.spots=2, event.label='', event.above=FALSE)

Timeline of World War II

The ww2 demo (type demo(ww2) at the R console to start) provides many variations of the timeline figure. There is also a Shiny app to explore some of the parameters to the timeline function.


Or try the Shiny App from the RStudio Server at

You can always download the latest development version using devtools.


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