Articles by ggplot2

Choosing colour palettes. Part II: Educated Choices.

June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are many resources on the use of colours in R, several packages, and a number of schemes already implemented in ggplot2. In the previous part, we saw how ggplot2 selects a default colour palette according to the type of variable, discrete or cont... [Read more...]

Managing the deluge of DNA data

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The explosion in DNA sequencing capacity has shifted the experimental bottleneck from sequencing to analyzing and interpreting sequences. The bioconductor package cummeRbund uses ggplot as part of its tool set for organizing, exploring and visualizing ... [Read more...]

Choosing colour palettes. Part I: Introduction

May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this series of three posts, we’ll look at colours in R graphics produced with ggplot2: what are the available choices of colour schemes, and how to choose a colour palette most suitable for a particular graphic? In kindergarten, choosing a co... [Read more...]

Automating repetitive plot elements

May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The syntax of ggplot2 emphasizes constructing plots by adding components, or layers, using +. Possibly one of the most useful, but least remarked upon, consequences of this syntax is that it allows for an incredible degree of flexibility in saving and... [Read more...]

Adding watermarks to plots

May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question was raised today on the mailing list: Is there an easy way to add a watermark to a ggplot? There are several options, depending on the type of watermark and the required level of control over the output, add a text label using annotate (th... [Read more...]

Bias in Federal Reserve Inflation Forecasts

May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bias in Federal Reserve Inflation Forecasts: Christopher Gandrud uses ggplot2 to visualize potential partisan bias in US Federal Reserve inflation forecasts as a PhD student at the London School of Economics. [Read more...]

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