# Graph Examples from Visualizing Data by William Cleveland

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The trellis graphics approach was pioneered by various statistical researchers and the ideas are used extensively in the book “Visualizing Data” by William Cleveland. There are various resources on the website for trellis graphics including **S** code for creating the majority of the graphs that appear in the book. Inspired by efforts on the Learning R blog to recreate the examples from Deepayan Sarkar’s book on lattice using **ggplot2** I have decide to undertake a similar exercise based on the scripts that have been made available for creating the graphs from the book.

The script has code for six figures from the first chapter and my efforts to recreate these graphs produced the following results.

**Figure 1.1**

**Figure 1.2**

The code for this example was:

qplot(height, data = singer, xlab = "Height (inches)") + geom_histogram() + facet_wrap( ~ voice.part, ncol = 2)

This was straightforward to recreate and the main difference is that the Trellis display has an **aspect** to make the panels square.

**Figure 1.3**

**Figure 1.4**

The code for this example was:

qplot(E, NOx, data = ethanol, xlab = "E", ylab= "Oxides of Nitrogenn(micrograms/J)")

This graph was easy to recreate.

**Figure 1.5**

The code for this example was:

qplot(C, NOx, data = ethanol, xlab = "C", ylab= "Oxides of Nitrogenn(micrograms/J)")

This graph was easy to recreate.

**Figure 1.6**

The code for this example was:

qplot(yield, variety, data = barley, xlab = "Barley Yield (bushels/acre)") + geom_point() + facet_grid(site ~ year)

As with the previous example with conditioning the panels are stretched to fit the plot region which differs from the Trellis graphic that is created.

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