Build Your First Data Visualization with ggplot2

by Martin Burger

Explore the power of ggplot2 and how it makes R a great choice for data visualization.

What you'll learn

Do you want to explore the famous ggplot2 package? Each year more and more data scientists are using ggplots in their daily work. This is a great choice since ggplots are extremely flexible yet consistent in the code structure. Pretty much any common chart type can be created in ggplot2. In this course, Build Your First Data Visualization with ggplot2, you’ll learn foundational knowledge of the ggplot2 charting tool of R. First, you'll be shown how ggplot code is structured. Then, you'll understand how different chart types can be created and modified. Finally, you'll learn how to work on chart titles, legends, axes, and layouts. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills to create and modify a standard ggplot.

About the author

Martin studied biostatistics and worked for several pharmaceutical companies before he became a data science consultant and author. He published over 15 courses on R, Tableau 9 and other data science related subjects. His main focus lies on analytics software like R and SPSS but he is also interested in modern data visualization tools like Tableau. If he is not busy coding, blogging or working out new teaching concepts you may find him skiing or hiking in the Alps.

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