11.1 Visualisation Setup

20200608 Packages used in this chapter include GGally (Schloerke et al. 2021), RColorBrewer (Neuwirth 2022), colorRamps (Keitt 2022), dplyr (Wickham, François, et al. 2023), epitools (Aragon 2020), geomtextpath (Cameron and van den Brand 2022), ggblanket (Hodge 2023), ggplot2 (Wickham, Chang, et al. 2023), lubridate (Spinu, Grolemund, and Wickham 2023), patchwork (Pedersen 2022), randomForest (Breiman et al. 2022), scales (Wickham and Seidel 2022), stringr (Wickham 2022b), tidyr (Wickham, Vaughan, and Girlich 2023), magrittr (Bache and Wickham 2022), and rattle (G. Williams 2023).

Packages are loaded into the currently running R session from your local library directories on disk. Missing packages can be installed using utils::install.packages() within R. On Ubuntu, for example, R packages can also be installed using $ wajig install r-cran-<pkgname>.

# Load required packages from local library into the R session.

library(GGally)       # Pairs plots.
library(RColorBrewer) # Brew various colour ranges.
library(colorRamps)   # Generate colour ranges: blue2green2red().
library(dplyr)        # glimpse().
library(epitools)     # Colour selection: colors.plot().
library(geomtextpath) # Flexible text placement.
library(ggblanket)    # A comfortable wrapper for ggplot.
library(ggplot2)      # Visualise data.
library(lubridate)    # Tidy dates and time.
library(patchwork)    # Plot themes, alignment, arrangement.
library(scales)       # commas(), percent().
library(stringr)      # str_replace_all().
library(tidyr)        # Tidy the dataset: pivot_longer().
library(rattle)       # Dataset weatherAUS.


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Bache, Stefan Milton, and Hadley Wickham. 2022. Magrittr: A Forward-Pipe Operator for r. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=magrittr.
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Spinu, Vitalie, Garrett Grolemund, and Hadley Wickham. 2023. Lubridate: Make Dealing with Dates a Little Easier. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=lubridate.
———. 2022b. Stringr: Simple, Consistent Wrappers for Common String Operations. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=stringr.
Wickham, Hadley, Winston Chang, Lionel Henry, Thomas Lin Pedersen, Kohske Takahashi, Claus Wilke, Kara Woo, Hiroaki Yutani, and Dewey Dunnington. 2023. Ggplot2: Create Elegant Data Visualisations Using the Grammar of Graphics. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ggplot2.
Wickham, Hadley, Romain François, Lionel Henry, Kirill Müller, and Davis Vaughan. 2023. Dplyr: A Grammar of Data Manipulation. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=dplyr.
Wickham, Hadley, and Dana Seidel. 2022. Scales: Scale Functions for Visualization. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=scales.
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