Online Program

Thursday, February 20
SC3 Elegant R Graphics with ggplot2 Thu, Feb 20, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Palma Ceia III

Outline & Objectives (302855)

The outline for this course is as follows:

1) Overview of R Studio (e.g., installation, menus, workflow);
2) Basics of ggplot2 (e.g., philosophy, capabilities, syntax);
3) Producing standard graphics with ggplot2 (e.g., histograms, boxplots, scatter plots, time series plots, bar charts);
4) Producing advanced graphics with ggplot2 (e.g., scatterplot matrices, conditional plots obtained through faceting);
5) Customizing graphics constructed with ggplot2 (e.g., labels, titles, symbols, colours, legends, scales, annotations, layers and themes);
6) Saving graphics constructed with ggplot2 in a variety of formats (e.g., pdf, jpeg, png);
7) Embedding ggplot2 graphics in automated reports and presentations.

The objective of this course is to teach participants how to produce, customize and export publication-quality graphics using R Studio and ggplot2. By exploiting ggplot2's power and versatility, participants will be able to create elegant, complex, multi-layered statistical graphics which will facilitate the communication of data-driven insights.