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Introduction

  • Hadley Wickham
Chapter
Part of the Use R book series (USE R)

ggplot2 is an R package for producing statistical, or data, graphics, but it is unlike most other graphics packages because it has a deep underlying grammar. This grammar, based on the Grammar of Graphics (Wilkinson, 2005), is composed of a set of independent components that can be composed in many different ways. This makes ggplot2 very powerful, because you are not limited to a set of pre-specified graphics, but you can create new graphics that are precisely tailored for your problem.

Keywords

Statistical Graphic Graphic Task Graphic Package Base Graphic Grid Graphic 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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