Date(s) - 12/01/2017 - 12/02/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This two-day seminar provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It will begin with an overview of some basic principles. Students will learn how to produce and refine plots using ggplot, a powerful, versatile, and widely-used visualization library for R. Topics covered include plotting continuous and categorical variables, layering information on graphics; faceting grouped data to produce effective “small multiple” plots; transforming data to easily produce visual summaries on the graph such as trend lines, linear fits, error ranges, and boxplots; creating maps, together with simpler alternatives to maps for country – or state – level data.
The seminar is hosted by Statistical Horizon and taught by Dr. Kieran Healy on December 1-2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to produce, refine and present effective visualizations generated from data sets or statistical models and does not have any prerequisites.