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R Graphics Cookbook

This practical guide provides more than 150 recipes to help you generate high-quality graphs quickly, without having to comb through all the details of R’s graphing systems. Each recipe tackles a specific problem with a solution you can apply to your own project, and includes a discussion of how and why the recipe works.

Most of the recipes use the ggplot2 package, a powerful and flexible way to make graphs in R. If you have a basic understanding of the R language, you’re ready to get started.

  • Use R’s default graphics for quick exploration of data
  • Create a variety of bar graphs, line graphs, and scatter plots
  • Summarize data distributions with histograms, density curves, box plots, and other examples
  • Provide annotations to help viewers interpret data
  • Control the overall appearance of graphics
  • Render data groups alongside each other for easy comparison
  • Use colors in plots
  • Create network graphs, heat maps, and 3D scatter plots
  • Structure data for graphing

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. R Basics
Chapter 2. Quickly Exploring Data
Chapter 3. Bar Graphs
Chapter 4. Line Graphs
Chapter 5. Scatter Plots
Chapter 6. Summarized Data Distributions
Chapter 7. Annotations
Chapter 8. Axes
Chapter 9. Controlling the Overall Appearance of Graphs
Chapter 10. Legends
Chapter 11. Facets
Chapter 12. Using Colors in Plots
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Graphs
Chapter 14. Output for Presentation
Chapter 15. Getting Your Data into Shape

Book Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (December 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449316956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449316952
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