googleVis was released on CRAN over the weekend. This version fixes a bug in
gvisMotionChart. Its arguments
xvar, yvar, sizevarand
colorvarwere not always picked up correctly.
Thanks to Juuso Parkkinen for reporting this issue.
Example: Love, or to loveA few years ago Martin Hilpert posted an interesting case study for motion charts. Martin is a linguist and he researched how the usage of words in American English changed over time, e.g. some words were more often used as nouns in the past and then became more popular as a verb. Do you talk about love, or do you tell someone that you love her/him? Visit his motion chart web page for more information and details!
R version 3.1.1 (2014-07-10) Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.1.0 (64-bit) locale:  en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/C/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8 attached base packages:  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods  base other attached packages:  googleVis_0.5.6 loaded via a namespace (and not attached):  RJSONIO_1.3-0 tools_3.1.1