Thomas Girke (

Last update: 04 July, 2016

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Graphics in R

  • Powerful environment for visualizing scientific data
  • Integrated graphics and statistics infrastructure
  • Publication quality graphics
  • Fully programmable
  • Highly reproducible
  • Full LaTeX, Sweave, knitr and R Markdown support. support
  • Vast number of R packages with graphics utilities

Documentation on Graphics in R

Graphics Environments

  • Viewing and savings graphics in R
    • On-screen graphics
    • postscript, pdf, svg
    • jpeg/png/wmf/tiff/…
  • Four major graphics environments