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Taking control of animations in R and demystifying them in the process

Taking control of animations in R and demystifying them in the process

A while ago (a very long time ago some would say) I showed how I had created my logo using R. In that post I left on the bombshell that I would return and show you how it is possible to add some fancy animation to it. The time to do that is now! Duri...

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Announcing ggraph: A grammar of graphics for relational data

February 22, 2017
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Announcing ggraph: A grammar of graphics for relational data

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that ggraph has finally been released on CRAN. ggraph is my most ambitious package to date and its very early genesis has been described in a prior post. If any mention of ggraph is completely new to you, then in s...

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Introduction to ggraph: Edges

February 15, 2017
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Introduction to ggraph: Edges

This is the third post in my series of ggraph introductions. The first post introduced the concept of layouts, which is simply a specification on how nodes should be placed on a plane. The second explained how to draw nodes using the geom_node_*() fam...

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Introduction to ggraph: Nodes

February 5, 2017
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Introduction to ggraph: Nodes

This is the second post in my series of ggraph introductions. The first post introduced the concept of layouts, which is simply a specification on how nodes should be placed on a plane. This post will dive into how the nodes are drawn, once a layout ...

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Introduction to ggraph: Layouts

February 5, 2017
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Introduction to ggraph: Layouts

I will soon submit ggraph to CRAN - I swear! But in the meantime I’ve decided to build up anticipation for the great event by publishing a range of blog posts describing the central parts of ggraph: Layouts, Nodes, Edges, and Connections. All of th...

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Data Driven Christmas Card Animation with Voronoi Tiles

December 20, 2016
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Data Driven Christmas Card Animation with Voronoi Tiles

I recently published a bit of self-promotion in the form of an animation based on the new geom_voronoi_tile() and geom_voronoi_segment() functions in ggforce: Selfpromoting fun with geom_voronoi_* in #ggforce #ggplot2 #tweenr pic.twitter.com/CcFCJ8UDyy— Thomas Lin Pedersen (@thomasp85) December 16, 2016 This prompted someone to ask for the source code and I off-handedly...

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Announcing ggforce: Accelerating ggplot2

November 21, 2016
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Announcing ggforce: Accelerating ggplot2

I am very pleased to announce the first release of the ggforce package. ggforce is a general ggplot2 extension package in the same vein as ggalt with no overarching goal other than to provide additional functionality to the ggplot2 universe. The inc...

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Becoming The Intern

October 30, 2016
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Becoming The Intern

I was not always this famous… And with this I mean that a year ago only my colleagues knew I did stuff in R and now I’m reaching a slightly wider audience. Some of this is definitely due to me interning for Hadley Wickham and helping prepare the ne...

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Creating a Bees and Bombs gif in R

October 19, 2016
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Creating a Bees and Bombs gif in R

I love the work of @beesandbombs and while some of his creations are a poor fit for redoing in R, one of his latest got me wondering how I would recreate it in the venerable statistics language… The gif in question can be seen here (I don’t know ...

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Data Driven Logo Design with ggraph and gtable

October 6, 2016
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Data Driven Logo Design with ggraph and gtable

After having “succesfully” launched my blog I felt the time had come to create some identity for it (and by extension, me). What better way to do this than create a logo? This thought didn’t suddenly appear in my mind - if you’ve read the ann...

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