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Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

Visualizing data allows us to discover relationships, spot unusual observations, or find unexpected patterns. In this workshop we introduce how to use the ggplot2 package to explore and visualize data in R. Whether you’re brand new to R or an experienced users who’s curious about ggplot2, this hands-on workshop will get you quickly up and running using ggplot2 to create informative graphs. We’ll work through several examples to explain the “grammar of graphics” -- aesthetics, geoms, facets, scales --  and give you opportunities to practice coding your own plots. By the end of the workshop you’ll have the tools you need to explore and visualize your own data.


This workshop assumes you have R and RStudio installed and know your way around RStudio, including how to install and load packages as well as loading and reviewing data. Before attending this workshop, you should complete the BasicBasic lessons in the R-Ladies Sydney module, #RYouWithMe, especially if you are new to R; this should take 45-60 minutes to complete. We won’t review these ideas in the workshop, but if you have questions about the material, or need help getting R and RStudio set up, reach out to Clay (clayford@virginia.edu) before the scheduled workshop.


This workshop will be offered synchronously over Zoom - a link will be mailed to registrants approximately one day before the workshop time. The workshop will not be recorded. We are offering the workshops multiple times throughout the semester, but if none of those times work, you are welcome to review the materials from the workshop, and reach out Clay (clayford@virginia.edu) for a consultation.

Friday, October 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Data Workshop Workshop
Clay Ford

Registration is required. There are 5 seats available.

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Event Organizer

Clay Ford
Ricky Patterson