data visualisation

Open Workshop: Data Visualization in R and ggplot2, November 8th in Frankfurt

Vivian Jeenel Blog, Data Science, Statistik

The first time we at STATWORX are opening our doors for anyone who wants to learn more about data. Our “Data Visualization in R and ggplot2” workshop is designed for R-beginners and provides the perfect mixture between theory and practice. The workshop will be held in german at our office in Frankfurt. Participants achieve first insights into the concepts of …

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Custom themes in ggplot2

Lea Waniek Blog, Data Science, Statistik

In the last post of this series of the STATWORX Blog, we explored ggplot2's themes, which control the display of all non-data components of a plot. Ggplot comes with several inbuilt themes that can be easily applied to any plot. However, one can tweak these out-of-the-box styles using the theme() function. We did this last time. Furthermore, one also can …

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Coordinate systems in ggplot2: easily overlooked and rather underrated

Lea Waniek Blog, Data Science, Statistik

All plots have coordinate systems. Perhaps because they are such an integral element of plots, they are easily overlooked. However, in ggplot2, there are several very useful options to customize the coordinate systems of plots, which we will not overlook but explore in this blog post. Since it is spring, we will use a random subset of the famous iris …

About Risks and Side-Effects… Consult your Purrr-Macist

David Schlepps Blog, Data Science, Statistik

Capture errors, warnings and messages, but keep your list operations going In a recent post about text mining, I discussed some solutions to webscraping the contents of our STATWORX blog using the purrr-package. However, while preparing the next the episode of my series on text mining, I remembered a little gimmick that I found quite helpful along the way. Thus, …