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Workshop: From Grammar of Graphics to GGPlot Chart

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Workshop: From Grammar of Graphics to GGPlot Chart


Thomas Favre-Bulle and Luc Guillemot will lead a hands-on session about the Grammar of Graphics and its implementation in ggplot, a data visualization package created for the statistical programming language R. We will go through the steps of creating a chart with ggplot2, from a raw dataset to a data visualization ready for publication.

Thomas Favre-Bulle is Customer Success Evangelist at Open Systems, using data to understand customer signals. Luc Guillemot is Interaction Engineer at Interactive Things.

This session will be split into two parts: we will start with a short introduction to Leland Wilkinson’s Grammar of Graphics (1999), the inspiration behind the ggplot package, and the different elements of a data visualization. We will then leverage these elements to create a data visualization with ggplot, i.e. how to map data variables to aesthetics.
Bring your laptop!

17:00 Doors open
17:00–17:30 Drinks & chats
17:30–18:30 Workshop
18:30–19:00 Drinks & chats
19:00 Goodbye!

To include a multitude of perspectives, the spoken language of this meetup will be English. We will have native German, French, and Italian speaking hosts who will be happy to support with translations.

Hadley Wickham, A Layered Grammar of Graphics, 2010
Leland Wilkinson, The Grammar of Graphics, 1999

Interactive Things will provide drinks and snacks, give the presentation, and moderate the discussion.
Interactive Things
Brauerstrasse 37 · Zürich, ZH
How to find us

Ring our doorbell on the right side of the entrance and we’ll open the door for you. Come up to the first floor and just walk into our studio. The event will take place in our auditorium.

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