Graphics in R (FLAMES interuniversitary workshop)

R has great features to make graphics and produce attractive figures.  This workshop is intended for R users who want to take full advantage of the graphical possibilities of R and who want to improve their graphical skills in R using the traditional graphics system, plus the add-on package ggplot2.

Course contents

Day 1 - Traditional graphics

  • High and low level plot functions
  • Annotations 
  • Multipanel plots
  • Loops
  • Custom-made functions
  • Lists

Day 2 - ggplot2

  • Building a plot layer by layer
  • Faceting
  • Multiple plots on the same page
  • Adding statistical summaries

Target audience / prerequisites

Participants should be able to read in and manipulate data in R. If you have no idea what the following commands mean, the course is too advanced for you.

mydata <- read.table (“c:/temp/rawdata.txt”,header=T, dec=”,”)

Course is open for researchers from all fields. No prior knowledge on statistics is assumed. The course does not involve statistical data analyses.



PhD student or postrdoc from Flemish university free
Other academic 120 €
non-profit or social sector 200 €
Private 400 €


Time and place

The next course wil take place in Mai 2020. Exact time and place will be announced around Easter 2020. From then on, registrations will be open.