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Hadley Wickham goes behind the scenes on ggplot2

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Hadley Wickham, creator of the ggplot2 packages for R (as well as several others) will present a webinar on February 8 going behind the scenes of the popular graphics package. If you've never used ggplot2 before, this will be a great way to learn about the kinds of charts you can create with it; and if you're a regular ggplot2 user Hadley will give a preview of some of the new big-data visualizations coming soon to the package. Here's the webinar overview:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

11:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time (Click here for time in your local time zone)

Hadley Wickham, Professor of Statistics, Rice University


GGplot2 is one of R’s most popular, widely used packages, developed by Rice University’s Hadley Wickham. Ggplot2’s exploratory graphics capabilities are driving the use of R as a complement to legacy analytics tools such as SAS. SAS is well-regarded for its strength in data management and "production" statistics, where you know what you want to do and need to do it repeatedly. On the other hand, R is strong in data analysis and exploration in situations where figuring out what is needed is the biggest challenge. In this important way, SAS and R are strong companions.

This webinar will provide an all-access pass to Hadley’s latest work. He’ll discuss:

  • A brief overview of ggplot2, and how it's different to other plotting systems
  • A sneak peek at some of the new features coming to the next version of ggplot2
  • What’s been learned about good development practices in the 5 years since first starting to develop ggplot
  • Some of the internals of ggplot2, and talk about how he is gradually making it easier for others to contribute

Join this webinar to understand how ggplot2 adds valuable, unmatched capabilities to your analytics toolbox. 

To register for this webinar, follow the link below.

Revolution Analytics webinars: A backstage tour of ggplot2 with Hadley Wickham