Visualizing Data Using ggplot2 in R

This workshop is intended for people who feel comfortable with the material covered in our Introductory Statistics Using R workshop. The ggplot2 package is a versatile tool for data visualization in the free statistical software package R. ggplot2 uses the “grammar of graphics” to build plots by adding the individual components of a plot layer by layer. This provides researchers with the ability to create very customizable plots. In this workshop we will learn the basic structure of graphics made in ggplot2 by working through a series of hands-on examples.


Downloading R and R Studio:

If you intend follow along with the R coding during the workshop, please make sure that you have the latest version of R and RStudio installed.

First, you will need to download and install R. R can be downloaded at:

Next you will need to download and install RStudio. We will use RStudio in this workshop. You can download RStudio at: