The workshop is going to give a gentle and practical introduction to the ggplot2 data visualization package for R. The ggplot2 package is the golden standard of data visualization tools in the R ecosystem and it is used widely in academia and industry (e.g.: charts you see in the Financial Times, BBC, FiveThirtyEight publications use ggplot). We will cover how to create basic graphs, such as scatter plots, bar charts, histograms, density plots or line charts and how to modify elements of the plots (no pie charts will be made). The workshop will give you a solid basis for starting to explore the package and create your own custom plots. If there is interest, we can also cover more specialized cases, such as networks, maps and heatmaps. In this case, let me know by writing an e-mail. Basic knowledge of R is assumed, and I will share the code and data via a dropbox folder during the workshop.
Akos Mate is a candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at CEU. His main research focus is the political economy of fiscal policy making in the European Union. Akos is also interested in data visualization, policy networks and their quantitative analysis.