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The Analytics Lab and Cmotions wish everybody a happy year. A year full of challenges, new experiences and new knowledge.

```
library(ggplot2)
rm(list = ls())
# First rocket
t1 = 1:30 # number of points
size1 = 2 # size of rocket
r1_center = c(-4,10) # end center
rocket1 = data.frame(x1 = rep(r1_center[1], length(t1))
, x2 = size1*cos(t1) + r1_center[1]
, y1 = rep(r1_center[2], length(t1))
, y2 = size1*sin(t1) + r1_center[2]
)
# Second rocket
t2 = 1:44
size2 = 3
r2_center = c(3,12)
rocket2 = data.frame(x1 = rep(r2_center[1], length(t2))
, x2 = size2*cos(t2) + r2_center[1]
, y1 = rep(r2_center[2], length(t2))
, y2 = size2*sin(t2) + r2_center[2]
)
# Third rocket
t3 = 1:44
size3 = 4
r3_center = c(-2,17)
rocket3 = data.frame(x1 = rep(r3_center[1], length(t3))
, x2 = size3*cos(t3) + r3_center[1]
, y1 = rep(r3_center[2], length(t3))
, y2 = size3*sin(t3) + r3_center[2]
)
# Fourth rocket
t4 = 1:44
size4 = 4
r4_center = c(4,20)
rocket4 = data.frame(x1 = rep(r4_center[1], length(t4))
, x2 = size4*cos(t4) + r4_center[1]
, y1 = rep(r4_center[2], length(t4))
, y2 = size4*sin(t4) + r4_center[2]
)
# Plot fireworks
ggplot() +
# set theme
theme(panel.background = element_rect(fill = '#252525', colour = '#252525'),
panel.grid.major = element_blank(), panel.grid.minor = element_blank(),
axis.line=element_blank(),axis.text.x=element_blank(),
axis.text.y=element_blank(),axis.ticks=element_blank(),
axis.title.x=element_blank(),
axis.title.y=element_blank(),legend.position="none") +
# first rocket
geom_point(aes(x = x2, y = y2), data = rocket1, shape = 4, colour = '#74add1')+
geom_curve(aes(x = x1, y = y1, xend = x2, yend = y2 ), curvature = 0.1, data = rocket1, colour = '#74add1') +
geom_curve(aes(x = 0, y = -7, xend = r1_center[1], yend = r1_center[2] ), curvature = 0.1, colour = '#878787') +
# second rocket
geom_point(aes(x = x2, y = y2), data = rocket2, shape = 4, colour = '#fed976')+
geom_curve(aes(x = x1, y = y1, xend = x2, yend = y2), curvature = 0.1, data = rocket2, colour = '#fed976') +
geom_curve(aes(x = 0, y = -7, xend = r2_center[1], yend = r2_center[2] ), curvature = -0.1, colour = '#878787') +
# third rocket
geom_point(aes(x = x2, y = y2), data = rocket3, shape = 4, colour = '#fa9fb5')+
geom_curve(aes(x = x1, y = y1, xend = x2, yend = y2 ), curvature = 0.1, data = rocket3, colour = '#fa9fb5') +
geom_curve(aes(x = 0, y = -7, xend = r3_center[1], yend = r3_center[2] ), curvature = 0.1, colour = '#878787') +
# fouth rocket
geom_point(aes(x = x2, y = y2), data = rocket4, shape = 4, colour = '#addd8e')+
geom_curve(aes(x = x1, y = y1, xend = x2, yend = y2 ), curvature = 0.1, data = rocket4, colour = '#addd8e') +
geom_curve(aes(x = 0, y = -7, xend = r4_center[1], yend = r4_center[2] ), curvature = -0.2, colour = '#878787') +
# title
ggtitle('The Analytics Lab wishes you a Happy New Year') +
# save
ggsave('Happy New Year.png', units = 'cm', width = 15, height = 20)
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