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Advanced Graphics with R

12th September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Organised by Jumping Rivers
Presenter Dr Colin Gillespie
Date 12/09/2018
Venue Newcastle University, Herschel building, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Contact Esther Gillespie 07740285328
Description This is a one day intensive course on advanced graphics with R. The standard plotting commands in R are known as the Base graphics. In this course, we cover more advanced graphics packages – in particular, ggplot2. The ggplot2 package can create very advanced and informative graphics. For example:

  • Mapping-electrical-activity-in-the-human-neocortex
  • Strainmeter offsets
  • Analysis of music

A basic knowledge of R is assumed for this course. In particular, attendees should be familiar with the topics covered in the introduction to R course. This course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals. The goal is to enable participants to apply the techniques covered to their own data. This course is suitable for all fields of work. Previous attendees include biologists, statisticians, accountants, engineers & students, i.e., anyone who uses a spreadsheet!


  • Introduction to the different graphics packages
  • Introduction to the fantastic ggplot2 package
  • Groups, geoms, stats and layers within ggplot2
  • Scales, axes and legends
  • Facets, colour themes and general themes

If you are interested in this course you can also contact us directly for information about how you can study at our offices for a lower price.

For more information please go to our website at Jumpingrivers.com

Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost £250pp
Website and registration
Region North East
Keywords Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis, ICT and Software
Related publications and presentations Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis
ICT and Software


12th September 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC