Two fun plots with R

April 1, 2016

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Data visualization with R doesn't always have to be serious. Here are a couple of fun charts created recently by R users.

First, here's a minimalist rendition of the characters in The Simpsons, by an anonymous blogger:


And from Alex Whan, here's a near-perfect recreation of the classic cover of the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures, based on simulated data:

Joy Division

Both plots use the R package ggplot2, and you can find the code to recreate them yourself by clicking on the images above.

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