Graphs in R - Data Visualization with R Programming Language
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Graphs in R - Data Visualization with R Programming Language

Convincing R graphs using ggplot 2, lattice, plotrix & base. Use the powerful R language to create vivid visualizations
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What Will I Learn?
  • you will learn all about the graphical parameters in R
  • you will see how the plotrix library can enlarge your data toolbox
  • you will learn how you can create histograms, barplots, scatterplots, lineplots, stepplots and many more by using the R base functionalities
  • you will learn about the whole different system of ggplot2 plots
  • you will learn about the lattice package, which is widely used in academic settings
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  • Basic statistics knowledge
  • Basic understanding of graph creation
  • Good understanding of R (up to R Level 1 course content)
  • Interest in data science
  • R and RStudio ready on your computer

R-Tutorials shows how to create convincing graphs in R

Do you want to create overwhelming plots?

Do you want to show your data crystal clear?

Do you want your data to be understood by everyone?

Do you want a versatile graphics toolbox?

Do you want powerful formatting skills?

If you anwered YES to some of these questions - this course is for you!

Data is useless if you do not have the right tools to build informative graphs. Plots need to be understood easily while being accurate at the same time. R-Tutorials gladly enlarges your data toolbox so that you can surmount in your career.

R offers a variety of plotting devices, some of them (like ggplot2) are whole systems which need to be learned like a new language. R-Tutorials shows how to learn those languages.

In this course you will learn about the most important plotting packages ggplot2, lattice and plotrix. According to the teaching principles of R Tutorials every section is enforced by exercises for a better learning experience. You can download the code pdf of every section to try the presented code on your own.

The course starts with the base parameters which are needed to format and manipulate any basic graphs in R.

After that you will learn about the most common types of graphs in R base and you will see some very useful graphical extensions of the plotrix package.

Ggplot2 is a very famous graphs package and is viewed as the most powerful graphics device R has to offer. You will get an in depth tutorial on that package.

At last you can see how Lattice offers some more very useful functions.

With that knowledge you will have an extremely powerful toolbox to excel in your career and in your studies.

This is one of the most extensive tutorials on R graphs on the web! If you need graphical skills for your career, this is your chance.

What R you waiting for?


Who is the target audience?
  • Statisticians and data scientists
  • Students working with data
  • Entrepreneurs working with R
  • Web Developers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 46 Lectures Collapse All 46 Lectures 04:36:42
Graphical parameters in R base
14 Lectures 01:09:38

Introduction to the par family

Changing parameters with par

Preview 07:29

Par functions from A - F

Parameters adjust to family

Par functions from F to L

Parameters foreground to las orientation

Par from L to M

Parameters lend to margin

Point Types

Point types

Introduction to par from P to X

Parameters point size to log scales

Types of plot function

Different ways of adding text to a plot

Plot Types and adding text

Adding line with abline - lower level plotting

Adding symbols to plot

Adding lines and symbols

Adding legends

Formatting axes

Legends and axes


Section summary

Exercises par

Solutions par

Further R Exercises

Parameters Script
16 pages
Base plotting commands
6 Lectures 34:04


Adding means to boxplots




Combined histograms


Single and grouped bar plots

Bar charts

Pie charts


Pie charts and summary

Exercises and solutions Base plots

Base plots Scipt
8 pages
Library plotrix
9 Lectures 36:02
Introduction to plotrix and nested bar charts

3Dpie charts and fan plots

Gantt charts

Gap plot and adding tables to a plot

Zoom in plot and lower level plotting



Exercises plotrix

Solutions Plotrix

Plotrix Script
13 pages
Library ggplot2
12 Lectures 56:51

Plotting with qplot

Histograms, facets and aesthetics with qplot

ggplot intro

Scatterplots with ggplot

Formatting text with ggplot

Histograms with ggplot

Boxplots with ggplot


Exercises ggplot2

Solutions ggplot2

Ggplot2 Script
18 pages
Library lattice
5 Lectures 18:07
Introduction to Lattice and Bar charts


Box plot and Violin plots

Exercises and Solutions in Lattice

Script Lattice
7 pages
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