Articles by Lea Waniek

Animated Plots using ggplot and gganimate

February 13, 2020 | Lea Waniek

A short overview of the functionalities of the R package gganimate: Learn how to turn your static ggplots in beautiful animations showcasing your data. Der Beitrag Animated Plots using ggplot and gganimate erschien zuerst auf STATWORX. [Read more...]

Custom themes in ggplot2

September 7, 2018 | Lea Waniek

In the last post of this series of the STATWORX Blog, we explored ggplot2's themes, which control the display of all non-data components of a plot. Ggplot comes with several inbuilt themes that can be easily applied to any plot. However, one can tweak these out-of-the-box styles using the ...
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Using themes in ggplot2

July 27, 2018 | Lea Waniek

As noted elsewhere, sometimes beauty matters. A plot that’s pleasing to the eye will be considered more gladly, and thus might be understood more thoroughly. Also, since we at STATWORX oftentimes need to subsume and communicate our results, we have come to appreciate how a nice plot can upgrade ...
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Customizing time and date scales in ggplot2

June 11, 2018 | Lea Waniek

In the last post of this series we dealt with axis systems. In this post we are also dealing with axes but this time we are taking a look at the position scales of dates, time and datetimes. Since we at STATWORX are often forecasting – and thus plotting – time series, ...
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Diamonds and Faceting are a Data Scientist’s best Friends

March 23, 2018 | Lea Waniek

In the last post of this series, we took a first look at strategies for the effective visualization and exploration of data patterns within large data sets. Namely, we examined ways to overcome overplotting, with a focus on a two-dimensional feature space defined by two continuous features. However, oftentimes we ...
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