Interactive ggplots in R


ggplot2 is the most popular data visualization package for R providing publication quality graphics for data scientists. But it is static. The loon package provides truly interactive graphics for R and, like ggplot2 provides publication quality graphics through the grid package. Much of ggplot2’s power comes from its ability to easily build and modify complex displays following the pipeline model of the grammar of graphics. This power is now available to produce interactive statistical graphics in loon via the package loon.ggplot. In this talk, I will present the package loon.ggplot and demonstrate the construction of interactive ggplots in loon. If time permits, I will also show how loon plots can be turned into shiny apps via a package loon.shiny.

Symposium on Data Science and Statistics, Beyond Big Data, Building Data Tools
Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Washington
Zehao Xu
Ph.D. student in Statistics