ggplot2 is a powerful graphing package in R that can be used to create professional looking plot for reports, essays or papers. It can create a variety of plots including boxplots, scatterpots and histograms and they can be highly customised to suit your data.
The package is named after a book called The Grammar of Graphics about how to effectively communicate data graphically.
Start with the basics to learn the basic syntax of making a graph
Then, visit our other pages to further customise the aesthetics of the graph, including colour and formatting:
Help on all the ggplot functions can be found at the The master ggplot help site.
A useful cheat sheet on commonly used functions can be downloaded here.
Chang, W (2012) R Graphics cookbook. O’Reilly Media. – a guide to ggplot with quite a bit of help online here
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