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Data Visualisation with R

111 Examples

Authors: Rahlf, Thomas

  • Offers a comprehensive introduction to creating presentation graphics with R
  • Presents the complete code of 111 examples from various fields
  • Includes step-by-step explanations of the programming of figures, based on real data
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About this book

This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of creating presentation graphics using R, based on 111 detailed and complete scripts. It shows how bar and column charts, population pyramids, Lorenz curves, box plots, scatter plots, time series, radial polygons, Gantt charts, heat maps, bump charts, mosaic and balloon charts, and a series of different thematic map types can be created using R’s Base Graphics System. Every example uses real data and includes step-by-step explanations of the figures and their programming. This second edition contains additional examples for cartograms, chord-diagrams and networks, and interactive visualizations with Javascript.

The open source software R is an established standard and a powerful tool for various visualizing applications, integrating nearly all technologies relevant for data visualization. The basic software, enhanced by more than 14000 extension packs currently freely available, is intensively used by organizations including Google, Facebook and the CIA. The book serves as a comprehensive reference guide to a broad variety of applications in various fields.

This book is intended for all kinds of R users, ranging from experts, for whom especially the example codes are particularly useful, to beginners, who will find the finished graphics most helpful in learning what R can actually deliver.

About the authors

Thomas Rahlf has 20 years of experience in data visualization. Holding a PhD in the history of statistics and econometrics, his areas of expertise include also historical statistics, time series analysis and statistical inference. He is director in the department of quality and program management at the German Research Foundation as well as a lecturer at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Graphics and statistics have been a key element of his work for a long time. Recent publications include “Statistical Inference“ in the Handbook of Cliometrics (Springer Reference Series, 2016) and “The German Time Series Dataset, 1834-2012” (Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 236/1). He is also the editor of a book about historical statistics of Germany.

Reviews

“I really like this book: those 100 interesting real data examples with the detailed R-scripts for producing beautiful graphical visualisation are particularly helpful for learning R graphics. I will use it as a main textbook for data visualization for my statistics course.” (Professor Qiwei Yao, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics)

“I like the book. With my two doctoral course students, I use it as a text book for my ‚Doctoral Dissertation Research‘ course in this semester.“ (Prof Dae-Heung Jang, Department of Statistics, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, 2017)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28444-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28443-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Data Visualisation with R
Book Subtitle
111 Examples
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28444-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28444-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28443-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 451
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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