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Interactive and dynamic graphics

Monday, March 05, 2007

Static and dynamic graphics course, July 2007, Salt Lake City

We're pleased to announce a one day course covering static and dynamic graphics using R, ggplot and GGobi. The course will be held just before the JSM, on Saturday, 28 July 2007, in Salt Lake City. The course will be presented by Dianne Cook and Hadley Wickham.

In the course you will learn:

  • How to build presentation quality static graphics using the R package, ggplot. We will cover plot creation and modification, and discuss the grammar which underlies the package.

  • How to explore your data with direct manipulation/dynamic graphics using GGobi and rggobi. You'll learn the general toolbox, as well specific approaches for dealing with missing data, supervised classification, cluster analysis and multivariate longitudinal data analysis.

Dianne Cook is a full professor at Iowa State University. She has been an active researcher in the field of interactive and dynamic graphics for 16 years, and regularly teaches information visualization, multivariate analysis and data mining.

Hadley Wickham is a PhD student at Iowa State University. He won the John Chambers Award for statistical computing in 2006 for his work on ggplot.

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