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R Graphics, Third Edition

3rd Edition

By Paul Murrell

Chapman and Hall/CRC

423 pages | 207 B/W Illus.

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This third edition of Paul Murrell’s classic book on using R for graphics represents a major update, with a complete overhaul in focus and scope. It focuses primarily on the two core graphics packages in R - graphics and grid - and has a new section on integrating graphics. This section includes three new chapters: importing external images in to R; integrating the graphics and grid systems; and advanced SVG graphics.

The emphasis in this third edition is on having the ability to produce detailed and customised graphics in a wide variety of formats, on being able to share and reuse those graphics, and on being able to integrate graphics from multiple systems.

This book is aimed at all levels of R users. For people who are new to R, this book provides an overview of the graphics facilities, which is useful for understanding what to expect from R's graphics functions and how to modify or add to the output they produce. For intermediate-level R users, this book provides all of the information necessary to perform sophisticated customizations of plots produced in R. For advanced R users, this book contains vital information for producing coherent, reusable, and extensible graphics functions.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to R Graphics

Part I Base Graphics

Simple Usage of Base Graphics

Customizing Base Graphics

Part II Grid Graphics

Trellis Graphics: The lattice Package

The Grammar of Graphics: The ggplot2 Package

The grid Graphics Model

The grid Graphics Object Model

Developing New Graphical Functions and Objects

Part III The Graphics Engine

Graphics Formats

Graphical Parameters

Part IV Integrating Graphic Systems

Importing Graphics

Combining Graphics Systems

Advanced Graphics



About the Author

Paul Murrell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General