Chapter 17

Dynamic and Interactive Graphics

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This chapter describes some functions and packages for producing dynamic and interactive graphics. The core R graphics system is designed for producing static graphics, so this chapter introduces some new graphical concepts as well as a number of extension packages. As well as packages that provide ready-made interactive graphics, there is a section on packages that provide tools for developing new interactive graphics.

The strength of the core R graphics engine lies in the production of complex static plots with flexible control of fine details. It is possible to create some simple dynamic and interactive effects, but for anything remotely complex one of the extension packages described ...

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