9.4 Elements of a graph

  • Plot combines…
    • data
    • …the scales/coordinate system, which generates axes and legends so that we can read values from the graph
    • …plot annotations, such as the background and plot title (Wickham 2010a, 5)
  • Which of these three elements can we modify in an interactive graph?


Wickham, Hadley. 2010a. “A Layered Grammar of Graphics.” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics: A Joint Publication of American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Interface Foundation of North America 19 (1): 3–28.