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From Scallywag to Sea Dog: Intermediate Graphing in R

Intermediate Graphing in R

Have you used R but are unsure of how to harness its potential to create data visualizations beyond very basic plots?  Do you find yourself wishing you could simplify your figures into cohesive, multi-layered representations?  Put simply, would you like to make your visualizations more intricate and appealing, with less time and effort?  This seminar, targeting intermediate R users (i.e., not complete novices), will detail a variety of ways to modify plots in base R and will also introduce attendees to the lattice and ggplot2 packages.  Through a combination of lecture-style examples and hands-on programming, attendees will leave the seminar being able to:

 Identify and make edits to various graphical parameters in base R

 Create wireframe and contour plots with lattice

 Generate scatterplots with beautiful fit lines with ggplot2

 Troubleshoot a variety of plotting errors across all packages


The seminar will be presented by Lisa Fiorenzo, a staff Methodology Consultant for the Center for Research on Families and the Data Manager/Analyst for the Rudd Adoption Research Program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

There is a $5.00 registration fee for this event.

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Campus Center, Room 804-808, UMass Amherst

Register for this seminar by clicking HERE.