ggpubr: Create Easily Publication Ready Plots

September 14, 2017
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The ggpubr R package facilitates the creation of beautiful ggplot2-based graphs for researcher with non-advanced programming backgrounds.

The current material presents a collection of articles for simply creating and customizing publication-ready plots using ggpubr. To see some examples of plots created with ggpubr click the following link: ggpubr examples.

ggpubr Key features:

  • Wrapper around the ggplot2 package with a less opaque syntax for beginners in R programming.
  • Helps researchers, with non-advanced R programming skills, to create easily publication-ready plots.
  • Makes it possible to automatically add p-values and significance levels to box plots, bar plots, line plots, and more.
  • Makes it easy to arrange and annotate multiple plots on the same page.
  • Makes it easy to change grahical parameters such as colors and labels.

Official online documentation: http://www.sthda.com/english/rpkgs/ggpubr.

ggpubr: publication ready plots

Install and load ggpubr

  • Install from CRAN as follow:
install.packages("ggpubr")
  • Or, install the latest version from GitHub as follow:
# Install
if(!require(devtools)) install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("kassambara/ggpubr")
  • Load ggpubr:
library("ggpubr")

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