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ggplot2 Essentials by Donato Teutonico

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Scatterplots

Scatterplots are probably among the most common plots, since they are frequently used to display the relationship between two quantitative variables. When two variables are provided, ggplot2 will make a scatterplot by default. Now that you have already acquired some experience from the previous sections of this chapter, the representation of the scatter plot will be quite straightforward for you.

For our example on how to build a scatterplot, we will use a dataset called ToothGrowth, which is available in the base R installation. Reported in this dataset are measurements of the length of the teeth of 10 guinea pigs for three different doses of vitamin C (0.5, 1, and 2 mg). It is delivered in two different ways—as orange juice or as ...

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