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How to Make Print-ready Graphics in R, with ggplot2

You don’t have to use illustration software to polish your graphics. If keeping everything in R is your thing, this tutorial is for you.

ggplot2 provides sensible default settings for analysis, but when you make charts for a publication, you often need to match an existing style and shift focus to readability over exploration. Design around a message or results instead of leaving interpretation open-ended. Finally, you need to export your charts in the required file format with the correct dimensions and resolution.

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About the Author

Maarten is a data journalist and data visualization consultant from Belgium. He likes maps, ggplot and a good story.