1.7 Workshop: Goals (2)

  1. Learn some fundamental principles of data visualization
    • Theory of Data Graphics (Tufte)
    • Grammar of graphics (Cleveland, Wickham)
    • Spotting bad and good graphs
  2. Learn how to visualize in R
    • Making better graphs (for your publications/reports)
    • Learn different useful graphs for exploration & presentation
    • Both simply descriptive graphs and more complicated ones (e.g., coefficient plots)
  3. Make first steps in interactive visualization (exploration!)
Good visualizations/graphs takes time to create!