The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ggplot2 (The book + R scripts)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ggplot2

About the Book

This is a technical book. The scope of the book is to go straight to the point and the writing style is similar to a recipe with detailed instructions. It is assumed that you know the basics of R and that you want to learn how to create beautiful plots.

Each chapter will explain how to create a different type of plot, and will take you step-by-step from a basic plot to a highly customised graph. The chapters' order is by degree of difficulty.

Every chapter is independent from the others. You can read the whole book or go to a section of interest and we are sure that it will be easy to understand the instructions and reproduce our examples without reading the first chapters.

  • Pages: 237
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-956-362-693-3

About the Authors

Mauricio 'Pacha' Vargas Sepúlveda
Mauricio Vargas Sepúlveda

Mauricio Vargas Sepúlveda has a strong interest in Statistics. His blog is Pachá (Batteries Included) (

Jodie Burchell
Jodie Burchell

Jodie Burchell loves data – no seriously, she loves data. It took a while before she discovered this passion, but during her PhD in psychology she realised that all she wanted to do was apply her knowledge of behavioural sciences and statistics to interesting problems. Her favourite languages are Python and R, and she is currently trying to get her head around Java. When she is not dreaming about analyses, she enjoys baking, studying German and reading Reddit.


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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Line plots
  • Chapter 2: Area plots
  • Chapter 3: Bar pots
  • Chapter 4: Stacked bar plots
  • Chapter 5: Scatterplots
  • Chapter 6: Weighted scatterplots
  • Chapter 7: Histograms
  • Chapter 8: Density plots
  • Chapter 9: Function plots
  • Chapter 10: Boxplots
  • Chapter 11: Linear regression plots
  • Chapter 12: LOWESS plots

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