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Interactive Graphics in R

  • Jun 6, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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Hi Everyone:


Professor Hadley Wickham from Rice University will give us a talk on the topic of interactive graphics of R. Hadley developed ggplot2, one of the most popular graphics package of R. Here is the detail description about the talk from him.



Title: What's next for interactive graphics in R?

In this talk, I'll discuss the past, present and future of interactive graphics, with a focus on our work developing a next generation graphics canvas for R.  Our initial experiments are very promising - with the right C primitives, it's possible to write fast interactive and dynamic graphics using pure R code. I'll talk about the three new R packages that make this possible (qtbase, qtpaint and plumbr), and discuss the new cranvas package, where we are rewriting the interactive and dynamic graphics tool GGobi with pure R code.

I'll also show off some custom visualisations of the general social survey and migration patterns within the US.

This is joint work with Di Cook, Heike Hofmann, Michael Lawrence, and the Iowa State data visualisation group.


Food and drink will be provided in the meetup. Also, we will host the event together with Bay Area useR Group and many members from the group will join in us. Welcome to come and meet new friends! :)










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  • Brian

    Great speaker. Amazing interactive graphics, and I loved seeing the R code behind it. Time seemed to fly by--I wish he would have spoken for much longer. Everyone seemed a bit disappointed when he stopped speaking.

    June 9, 2011

  • Robert M. Horton, P.

    I can't wait for "gigplot" to come (out 5 to 10 years from now).

    June 7, 2011

  • Venkatesh B.

    It was wonderful. Hadley's presentation was very informative and interesting. The Q&A session really helped to bring some good stuff like when R will go on the web etc. I really enjoyed the session. Thanks to Hadley for the wonderful presentation and special thanks to Google for hosting it very nicely!

    June 7, 2011

  • Zhou Y.

    Hope everybody enjoy the meetup tonight :) Any feedback or suggestion about the meetup are appreciated.

    June 6, 2011

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