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# Using R for Graphics Programming: An Introduction Using a Point-and-Click Interface

##### Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

R is a free software package that can generate publication ready statistical graphics with either a point and click system or using code that a programmer crafts. This class introduces people, without a programming background, to the core graphical methods that ship with the R programming language and introduces a few additional free R packages which allow novices to produce high quality scientific graphics. This is both a lecture and hands on lab so students should ideally have a laptop.

After completing the class attendees will know how:- How R functions work
- How to generate common univariate and multivariate graphics
- Pie charts
- Bar plots
- Dot charts
- Scatter plots
- Sunflower plots
- Jittered dot plots
- Stem and Leaf plots
- Histograms
- Boxplots
- Violin plots

- How to do analyses on subsets
- How to do multi-panel plots
- Commonly used Graphic Display Parameters
- Setting custom colors
- Exporting pretty graphics into PDFs and other graphics formats
- How to learn more

#### Students must have completed the instructions installing R on a Windows Machine or a Mac before taking this class.

More Information: http://www.youtube.com/embed/mMaGsVXFfv8