[R] Area Graphs
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Wed Jul 16 20:38:37 CEST 2014
You can show the 2 distributions at a given time with a simple plot
without needing to color in the areas. To show this change over time
you could use the animation package or faceting from the lattice or
ggplot2 packages (depending on how many time periods you have).
On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Leask, Graham <g.leask at aston.ac.uk> wrote:
> I think you encapsulate my dilemma well. I could produce a graph
> using Excel in 5 minutes but they look so boring and lack precision.
> A key benefit of R is the ability to produce quality customised graphs.
> I have the books by Tufte and Cleveland and perhaps there is a
> better way to portray these data.
> What I’m looking to do is to illustrate how several blocks of data change
> distribution relative to one another over time but in a less boring way.
> On 16 Jul 2014, at 16:30, Greg Snow <538280 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You ask: "Is there a way to produce good quality area graphs in R?" I
>> would modify that question a little and ask it back as:
>> Is there a way to produce good quality area graphs?
>> Consider the following:
>> If anything, there should be a Law: Thou Shalt Not Even Think Of Producing A
>> Graph That Looks Like Anything From A Spreadsheet.
>> -- Ted Harding (in a discussion about producing graphics)
>> R-help (August 2007)
>> (also possibly fortune(266))
>> And also the books by Tufte and Cleveland.
>> What information are you trying to convey/explore using area graphs?
>> There is probably a better tool or set of tools to use.
>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM, Leask, Graham <g.leask at aston.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> Area graphs are a commonly used graphic in such software as Excel but I have been unable
>>> to find any examples of their use using R.
>>> Is there a way to produce good quality area graphs in R? If so I would greatly appreciate
>>> being directed to the relevant package or a code example.
>>> Any help will be greatly appreciated
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>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>> Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
>> 538280 at gmail.com
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
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