A cookbook with 65+ data visualization recipes for smarter decision-making
Author: Vitor Bianchi Lanzetta
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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Translate your data into info-graphics using popular packages in R About This Book Use R's popular packages—such as ggplot2, ggvis, ggforce, and more—to create custom, interactive visualization solutions. Create, design, and build interactive dashboards using Shiny A highly practical guide to help you get to grips with the basics of data visualization techniques, and how you can implement them using R Who This Book Is For If you are looking to create custom data visualization solutions using the R programming language and are stuck somewhere in the process, this book will come to your rescue. Prior exposure to packages such as ggplot2 would be useful but not necessary. However, some R programming knowledge is required. What You Will Learn Get to know various data visualization libraries available in R to represent data Generate elegant codes to craft graphics using ggplot2, ggvis and plotly Add elements, text, animation, and colors to your plot to make sense of data Deepen your knowledge by adding bar-charts, scatterplots, and time series plots using ggplot2 Build interactive dashboards using Shiny. Color specific map regions based on the values of a variable in your data frame Create high-quality journal-publishable scatterplots Create and design various three-dimensional and multivariate plots In Detail R is an open source language for data analysis and graphics that allows users to load various packages for effective and better data interpretation. Its popularity has soared in recent years because of its powerful capabilities when it comes to turning different kinds of data into intuitive visualization solutions. This book is an update to our earlier R data visualization cookbook with 100 percent fresh content and covering all the cutting edge R data visualization tools. This book is packed with practical recipes, designed to provide you with all the guidance needed to get to grips with data visualization using R. It starts off with the basics of ggplot2, ggvis, and plotly visualization packages, along with an introduction to creating maps and customizing them, before progressively taking you through various ggplot2 extensions, such as ggforce, ggrepel, and gganimate. Using real-world datasets, you will analyze and visualize your data as histograms, bar graphs, and scatterplots, and customize your plots with various themes and coloring options. The book also covers advanced visualization aspects such as creating interactive dashboards using Shiny By the end of the book, you will be equipped with key techniques to create impressive data visualizations with professional efficiency and precision. Style and approach This book is packed with practical recipes, designed to provide you with all the guidance needed to get to grips with data visualization with R. You will learn to leverage the power of R and ggplot2 to create highly customizable data visualizations of varying complexities. The readers will then learn how to create, design, and build interactive dashboards using Shiny.