The Grammar of (Interactive) Graphics

I gave a presentation today (October 21st, 2013) on the “Grammar of (Interactive) Graphics”. The overarching ideas behind the talk were to discuss Leland Wilkinson’s Grammar of Graphics, its implementation in the R package ggplot2, to introduce some fundamental characteristics of interactive graphics and their present implementations (via R and some JavaScript libraries), and discuss how interactive graphics can be understood within the Grammar of Graphics theory. The presentation concluded with a discussion of one of Hadley Wickham’s latest R packages, ggvis, which refines the previous packages grammar to include some of these goals.

The presentation is available online at: http://mattsigal.github.io/InteractiveGraphics/ and all source files can be found at: https://github.com/mattsigal/InteractiveGraphics.

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