Latest addition of Hadley Wickam’s book ggplot2
Springer International Publishing 2016
This is a major update. I spent a lot of time going over the last chapters in the book.
Part 3 Data Analysis covers a different way of using ggplot2. Instead of doing analysis then plotting. Do both parts at the same time using ggplot2 plot and other new useful packages.
Chapter 9 covers tidy data. Tidy data has variables in columns and observations in rows. Straight forward but the data doesn’t always come that way. Packages tidyr and dplyr help with tidying up data.
One of things covered in Chapter 10 is pipes and the package magrittr. Using pipes makes for cleaner code.
Chapter 11 Modelling for Visualization. Introduces the new package called broom. broom package takes messy data out put of model functions such as lm, glm, anova and makes them tidy.
The beginning of the book covers aes() and that you need it for your plot and geom() you keep adding them as layers.
This a good book for learning how to use ggplot2 and new techniques for analyzing data.