Carpentries @ Stanford - R Visualization

Thu November 19th 2020, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford University Libraries
Virtual Zoom (will be distributed to participants)
Carpentries @ Stanford - R Visualization

Time and Date: Thursday, 2020-11-19 / 14:00 - 17:00 (Pacific Standard Time)

Location: Virtual via Zoom (will be emailed to participants separately) 

Admission: Free. Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required, and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited, with a waitlist when all slots are full. 

Registration: Logging into Google using your Stanford email address and sign-on credentials (you may need to sign out of your personal account first in order to do this), sign up here:

Audience: Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs 

Event Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries - Carpentries Program

Event Contact: Zac Painter, zwp [at] 

Lead Instructors: Dr. Melissa Ko, Science and Engineering Education Fellow (Bioengineering)

Workshop Assistants: Zac Painter, Librarian (Engineering)Others TBD

Course Description: This workshop is a gentle introduction to working with the ggplot2 visualization library in R for those who have moderate programming experience in R. If you know how to work with datasets (variables, matrices, dataframes) and functions in R, but you have never created figures beyond maybe a few base R visualizations (using the plot, hist, barplot functions), then this class is a good fit for you! By the end of this workshop, you will have learned the syntax of ggplot2, how to modify and customize graph aesthetics, how to generate 1D and 2D plots, and how to save your figures to your computer. Time permitting, we will explore a few extra features such as faceting, custom colors, and themes!