Dear Readers of The Chemical Statistician,
Joanna Zhao, an undergraduate researcher in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, produced a visual index of over 100 plots using ggplot2, the R package written by Hadley Wickham.
An example of a plot and its source R code on Joanna Zhao’s catalog.
Click on a thumbnail of any picture in this catalog – you will see the figure AND all of the necessary code to reproduce it. These plots are from Naomi Robbins‘ book “Creating More Effective Graphs”.
- want to produce an effective plot in R
- roughly know what the plot should look like
- but could really use an example to get started,
then this is a great resource for you! A related GitHub repository has the code for ALL figures and the infrastructure for Joanna’s Shiny app.
I learned about this resource while working in my job at the British Columbia Cancer Agency; I am fortunate to attend a wonderful seminar series on statistics at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, and a colleague from this seminar told me about it. By sharing this with you, I hope that it will immensely help you with your data visualization needs!