This will be a great talk, come support the CapeR group, drink a beer (or soda), and enter the draw for prizes from our sponsor RevolutionAnalytics. RSVP here.
Date/Time: July 30, 2015 17:00 for 17:15
Location: Most likely at the UCT Club, Upper Campus, UCT
Speaker: Robert Schlegel, UWC
Beautiful R: Creating the next generation of figures with ggplot2
Are you tired of using excel to create the figures for your publications/ thesis? No longer satisfied with that old map of SA you’ve been using for the last two years? Does your workflow involve more than one program? This evening we will see how to very easily remedy all three of these problems using “R” and the package “ggplot2”. With the use of this one central package, and a few others to manipulate our data for plotting, it is possible to remove all other graphical and statistical programs from your scientific workflow. Besides saving one’s time, the code used to produce the figures in this manner is easy to read and manipulate, allowing one to have an amazing combination of both reproducibility in research and control in the graphical output. By the end of this talk an “R” user will have a clear understanding of how one goes about using “ggplot2” to create anything from boxplots to maps of South Africa or the world.
ps. if we can consistently get 30+ attendees, Revolution will give us better prizes and more money…bring your friends.