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DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2
Course Description:

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


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


Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Please ensure you complete any necessary pre-learning (found in our Moodle course) beforehand.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email containing the direct joining link at least a day before the session.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
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
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