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DSD: Data visualization in R with ggplot2 (Campus-based)
Course Description:

Make your reporting more impactful with professional standard graphs and visualisations!

The ggplot2 package implements grammar of graphics concepts for creating visually appealing and professional looking graphics in R.

This is a three hour classroom based workshop that takes place on campus.


Basic knowledge of working with datasets in R is essential but experience with plotting functions is not required.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Create scatterplots, histograms, line graphs, and boxplots
  • Add chart labels, axis labels and legends to the plots
  • Apply statistical transformations to the plots
  • Change various attributes of plot layers including colour, shape, size and scale
  • Create multiple plots in a single figure using facets
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who wish to learn how to use R to create graphical content.
Target Audience: All
Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
01/05/2024 - 01/05/2024  (Enrol between 16/02/2024 and 29/04/2024) Enrol

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