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Overview

R is revolutionizing the world of statistical computing. Powerful, flexible, and best of all free, R is now the program of choice for tens of thousands of statisticians.

Destined to become an instant classic, R Graphics presents the first complete, authoritative exposition on the R graphical system. Paul Murrell, widely known as the leading expert on R graphics, has developed an in-depth resource that takes nothing for granted and helps both neophyte and seasoned users master the intricacies of R graphics. After an introductory overview of R graphics facilities, the presentation first focuses on the traditional graphics system, showing how to work the traditional functions, describing functions that are available to produce complete plots, and how to customize the details of plots.

The second part of the book describes the grid graphics system - a system unique to R and much more powerful than the traditional system. The author, who was integral in the development of the grid system, shows, starting from a blank page, how it can be used to produce graphical scenes. He also describes how to develop new graphical functions that are easy for others to use and build on. Appendices contain a brief introduction to the R system in general and discuss how the traditional and grid graphics systems can be combined.

Much of the information presented in this book cannot be found anywhere else. Well ahead of the curve, particularly regarding the grid system, R Graphics will have a major impact on the future direction of statistical graphics development.

The author maintains a website with more information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584884866
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Chapman &Hall/CRC The R Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to R Graphics R graphics examples The organization of R graphics Graphical output formats

TRADITIONAL GRAPHICS

SIMPLE USAGE OF TRADITIONAL GRAPHICS The traditional graphics model Plots of one or two variables Plots of multiple variables Modern plots and specialized plots Interactive graphics CUSTOMIZING TRADITIONAL GRAPHICS The traditional graphics model in more detail Controlling the appearance of plots Arranging multiple plots Annotating plots Creating new plots

GRID GRAPHICS

TRELLIS GRAPHICS: THE LATTICE PACKAGE The lattice graphics model Lattice plot types Controlling the appearance of lattice plots Arranging lattice plots Annotating lattice plots Creating new lattice plots THE GRID GRAPHICS MODEL A brief overview of grid graphics Graphical primitives Coordinate systems Controlling the appearance of output Viewports Missing values and non-finite values Interactive graphics Customizing lattice plots THE GRID GRAPHICS OBJECT MODEL Working with graphical output Grob lists, trees, and paths Working with graphical objects off-screen Placing and packing grobs in frames Other details about grobs Saving and loading grid graphics Working with lattice grobs DEVELOPING NEW GRAPHICS FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTS An example Simple graphics functions Graphical objects Querying grid

APPENDIX A: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO R Obtaining and installing R An environment for statistical computing and graphics A programming language

APPENDIX B: COMBINING TRADITIONAL GRAPHICS AND GRID GRAPHICS The gridBase package

Bibliography Function Index Concept Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    Spectacularly written book

    This book explains the underlying grid graphics system in R. Very well and extremely clearly written. However, this is not the book if you are interested in learning about statistical graphics. This is the book to learn about creating new complex graphics in R. I really enjoyed reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2007

    Too Turse

    From looking at graphics that others have made using R, one readily finds that R should be able to produce almost any graph. The problem is figuring out how to do so. This book does a much better job than any other source with helping you produce quality graphics. But that isn't saying much, as all other sources are positively awful. This book would be much better if the author would not assume the reader is familiar with R.

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