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Graphics in Base R

Date: 2/1/2022

Who This Course Is For

When it comes to analyzing data, it's important to look at many basic descriptors first. JMP is a great tool to use to view basic statistics and graphics for your data.



Duration:  2 hours

Course Dates: 2/1/2022

Venue: Virtual & Torg 3310

Required Software:  R & R Studio (free)

Cost: Free to VT Participating Colleges and Administrative Units

Pre-requisites:  No previous coding experience is required.  Knowledge of basic descriptive statistics is assumed.

Prework includes downloading course materials and JMP software.

By the end of this course you will be able to:


  • Produce statistical graphs including histograms, bar plots, box plots, and scatter plots using basic R
  • Syntax to control colors, plotting characters, axes, legends, and labels 
  • Create high resolution graphics to various file types
  • Pros and cons of various graphics and approaches


This is a hands-on, interactive course where you will submit pre-written code followed by exercises where you write your own code based on examples.  You will leave with code that you can apply to your datasets.