Courses for Policy, Projects & Programmes

Data Visualisation in R Using ggplot 2


Data visualisation is an important part of quantitative analysis that allows us to explore data and communicate our findings. ggplot2 is part of the ‘Tidyverse’ family of packages that aim to make data management, analysis and visualisation more user-friendly. It contains a wide range of options to customise plots and can be used for all types of data. This course will discuss good practice when preparing data to plot and introduce a range of commonly used plots within the ggplot package. Users will be shown how to customise plots to convey the message they need in the clearest, most informative way. Please note that this course is only recommended for those that have learned the basics of R elsewhere. The course assumes a basic knowledge of R programming (please get in touch if you’d like information on our ‘Intro to R’ online or face-to-face course).