07.10.2021 - 08.10.2021

Donnerstag, 09:00 bis Freitag, 17:00


Graphics with R

sponsored by Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA)

in cooperation with Core Facility Statistical Consulting  at Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)


Graphics with R

This course covers methods in customizing classical R graphics. Additionally, an introduction to ggplot2, an advanced and powerful tool for building graphics with R, is provided.

In this course you will learn how to create refined, meaningful graphs in R to visually describe your research outputs.

This is an intermediate level course. So we expect pre-knowledge in R especially loading and subsetting of data sets.


  • Modifying base R graphics:
    This includes font modification, customization of axes and legends, specifying color schemes, adding multiple layers to one graphic and arranging multiple figures to one graphic (layout).
  • Introduction to ggplot2:
    The R package ggplot2 provides a different “grammar” of building figures with R. It is convenient for complex self-contained figures. The course covers the basic principles of using ggplot2. Further adjustments on the axis, titles, legends, color scheme and layout will be discussed.

The course provides the necessary theoretical background to use R, hands-on examples with best-practice solutions, and practical exercises.

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