hrbrthemes 0.1.0 is now on CRAN

I’m pleased to announce the inaugural release of my hrbrthemes (0.1.0) package on CRAN The primary goal of said package is to provide opinionated typographical and other aesthetic defaults for ggplot2 charts. Two core themes are included: theme_ipsum() – an Arial Narrow-based theme theme_ipsum_rc() – a Roboto Condensed-based theme. The Roboto Condensed Google Font comes… Continue reading

Making “Time Rivers” in R

Once again, @albertocairo notices an interesting chart and spurs pondering in the visualization community with his post covering an unusual “vertical time series” chart produced for the print version of the NYTimes: I’m actually less concerned about the vertical time series chart component here since I agree with TAVE* Cairo that folks are smart enough… Continue reading

Global Temperature Change in R & D3 (without the vertigo)

This made the rounds on social media last week: Spiraling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation)— Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 One of the original versions was static and was not nearly as popular, but—as you can see—this one went viral. Despite the public’s infatuation with circles (I’m lookin’ at you, pie… Continue reading

(ggplot2) Exercising with (ggalt) dumbbells

I follow the most excellent Pew Research folks on Twitter to stay in tune with what’s happening (statistically speaking) with the world. Today, they tweeted this excerpt from their 2015 Global Attitudes survey: The age gap in social media use around the world— PewResearch Internet (@pewinternet) April 17, 2016 I thought it might… Continue reading

Beating lollipops into dumbbells

Shortly after I added lollipop charts to ggalt I had a few requests for a dumbbell geom. It wasn’t difficult to do modify the underlying lollipop Geoms to make a geom_dumbbell(). Here it is in action: library(ggplot2) library(ggalt) # devtools::install_github("hrbrmstr/ggalt") library(dplyr)   # from: URL <- "" fil <- basename(URL) if (!file.exists(fil)) download.file(URL, fil)… Continue reading