cm002 - January 9, 2017


  • Identify the importance of graphics in communicating information
  • Define the layered grammar of graphics
  • Demonstrate how to use layered grammar of graphics to build Minard’s graph of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia
  • Practice generating layered graphics using ggplot2

To do for Wednesday

  • Register your GitHub account for the class - all remaining homework assignments will be in private repositories. Private repos can only be seen and edited by members of our course organization. Once you register your GitHub account, I will invite you to join the course organization. If you don’t register your account, you won’t have access to any of the homework assignments.
  • Complete homework 1
  • Read chapters 5-8 from R for Data Science
  • Install the rcfss library from GitHub. To install the package, run the command devtools::install_github("uc-cfss/rcfss") in the console. We will be using data from this package in class on Wednesday.

If you don’t already have the devtools library installed, you will get an error. Go back and install this first using install.packages("devtools"), then run devtools::install_github("uc-cfss/rcfss").

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