Session 2: Data visualization in R (Beginner)
Workshop type: Practical
Number of places: 40 participants
For our second workshop, we will apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in session 1 and put it into practice. To do this, we’re joined by ggplot-wizard Cédric Scherer – an authority on data visualization in R. For this beginner session, Cédric will introduce us to the secrets of the ggplot universe, sharing with us his favourite tips and tricks to produce beautiful plots in R.
This session will be a practical tutorial with live coding, and an RMarkdown document containing the workshop’s code will be provided to follow along more easily. To maximize the time we have to learn the basics of ggplot, we require participants to have some fundamental knowledge of coding in R, including data input and some rudimentary plotting knowledge.
Who is Cédric Scherer?
Cédric Scherer is a data visualization expert and ggplot-wizard to the core. He has spoken about data visualization in R at a number of conferences, including the useR and Outlier conferences, and is the author of a range of highly successful online tutorials on data visualization in R. Professionally, Cédric works as a postdoctoral researcher in computational ecology at the Department for Ecological Dynamics of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Researc h (IZW) in Berlin. Additionally, Cédric is working as an independent data visualization specialist, functioning as a designer, consultant, analyst, and workshop instructor for a large number of clients. Moreover, Cédric has won numerous data visualization competitions with his outstanding work.