Crafting visualizations

Undoubtedly, plots are among the best ways to speak to an audience. Some would advocate that plots are so important that, before you start writing an article, presentation, or report, you should first design your figures. There are several advantages to adopting this plot-oriented writing:

  • It speeds things up
  • It enhances the chances of having self-explanatory graphics
  • It improves the chances of holding your audience's attention

Learning how to draw neat graphics isn't easy and requires time and practice, but it does pay off. This chapter alone might not be enough to master such a skill, but it will certainly help.

R is not only famous thanks to its statistical capabilities, but also for its visualization tools. The ...

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