In the last few years, the R programming language has gained a lot of mindshare among people who need to manipulate and analyze data. One reason for this growth is that R has many tools for generating generate high-quality graphs. R Graphics Cookbook serves as a practical guide to help you make graphs quickly, without having to spend time learning about all the details of the R graphing systems.
Author Winston Chang bases the book in part on his own website, R Cookbook. He also includes coverage of the ggplot2 package, a more powerful and flexible way to make graphs in R. For situations where this is not the best option, Chang provides readers with simple versions of the non-ggplot2 alternatives.