Graphics in R – ON CAMPUS

Graphics in R – ON CAMPUS

  • Part 1: Traditional graphics & automation
    17/05/2022
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Part 2: ggplot2
    19/05/2022
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Course details

statistics course | level: intermediate | register now
for questions related to this event, contact ugent@flames-statistics.com
affiliation: Ghent University


Abstract

R has great features to make graphics and produce attractive figures. This workshop is intended for R users who want to take full advantage of the graphical possibilities of R and who want to improve their graphical skills in R using the traditional graphics system and the add-on package ggplot2.

Course content
Part 1 - Traditional graphics
• High and low level plot functions
• Annotations
• Multipanel plots
• Loops
• Custom-made functions
• Lists
Part 2 - Introduction to ggplot2
• Building a plot layer by layer
• Faceting
• Multiple plots on the same page
• Adding statistical summaries

Course timeline
• May 6, 2022: course material available (you will receive a self-study package)
• May 17, 2022 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.: part 1
  - Q&A session 1: traditional graphics
  - Live teaching automation + exercise
  - Q&A session 2: exercise
• May 19, 2022 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.: part 2
  - Q&A session 3: ggplot2


Prerequisites

Participants should be able to read in and manipulate data in R. If you have no idea what the following commands mean, the course is too advanced for you:
mydata <- read.table (“c:/temp/rawdata.txt”,header=T, dec=”,”)
sub.males<-mydata[mydata$sex==”male”,]
sub.females<-mydata[mydata$sex==”female”,]
mydata$pass<-as.factor(ifelse(mydata$examresult<10,0,1))
levels(mydata$pass)<-c(“fail”,”pass”)
table(mydata$pass)
Course is open for researchers from all fields. No prior knowledge on statistics is assumed. The course does not involve statistical data analyses.


Background readings


Fee

PhDs and post-docs of a Flemish university: free of charge
Other academics, Non-profit/Social sector: 300 €
Private sector: 800 €

Please book the appropriate ticket of the category to which you belong. Do not book a different category, as your registration will be invalid. If your category is sold out, please register on the waiting list.


Venue

Ghent University:

Day 1:
PC laptoplokaal 3.1 Konrad Zuse – S9
Campus Sterre-3rd Floor
Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent


Day 2:
Lokaal: leslokaal 1.3 – S8
Campus Sterre, gebouw40.08 - S8-First Floor
Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent


Instructor

Prof. An Carbonez, Prof. Erik Fransen


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