A few weeks ago the wonderful RWeekly mailing list introduced me to a new type of plot - the point density plot. Wonderfully, the ability to make this plot has been added to the R community in the form of a new package, ggpointdensity. From the top line description, it’s a cross between a scatter plot and a 2D density plot. The motivation for creating the package and using this new plot is that the points in scatter plots can overlap one another while the alternative density plots lose the resolution given by plotting indiviudal points.

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Chris Friedman

I go on adventures and analyze data. When I’m away from my desk I make beer and build things with wood.

Data Analyst at Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA