Generating an XKCD-style plot

If you have never read or seen xkcd cartoon strips, then I would highly recommend that you do. Some of the humor is sarcastic and entertaining. The idea behind generating an XKCD-style plot is to bring the same humor to our plot and try to make our visualization convey an idea or a story which is interesting and entertaining.

Generating an XKCD-style plot

Getting ready

To create a chart, we require to install the following packages:

  • xkcd
  • ggplot2

How to do it…

We will install the two required packages and load them in our active R session using the install.packages()and library() functions:

install.packages(c("xkcd","ggplot2")) windowsFonts(xk = windowsFont("xkcd")) ...

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