1 Introduction

This course introduces you to data visualization in R using the ggplot2 package. The ggplot2 package implements the grammar of graphics concepts for creating visually appealing and professional looking graphics in R. Basic knowledge of working with datasets in R is essential but experience with plotting functions is not required.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create scatterplots, histograms, line graphs, and boxplots
  • Add chart labels, axis labels and legends to the plots
  • Apply statistical transformations to the plots
  • Change various attributes of plot layers including color, shape, size and scale
  • Create mutiple plots in a single figure using facets
  • Apply themes to change the appearance of the plots

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