Hands-On Data Manipulation and Visualization with the tidyverse and ggplot2

Dates: Online, November 20th (9 am – 4 pm CEST)

Organised by Physalia-courses (www.physalia-courses.org)

Registration link: www.physalia-courses.org/prices/evolmar


In this course, you will embark on a journey into the fascinating world of the Tidyverse, a collection of powerful tools for data manipulation and visualization. By mastering the techniques of data manipulation and unleashing the potential of visual storytelling with ggplot2, you will gain a solid foundation in exploratory data analysis.

Throughout the course, you will dive into a real dataset, where you'll unravel its secrets by applying various data manipulation techniques. By filtering, sorting, and summarizing the data, you'll effectively extract valuable insights and find answers to exploratory questions that pique your curiosity. You'll also learn to turn this processed data into informative line plots, bar plots, histograms, and more with the ggplot2 package in order to communicate your findings effectively.

This live event is for you because…

Even if you have no prior experience with R, fear not! This course serves as a suitable introduction for beginners, guiding you through the fundamentals of data analysis. By the end, you'll not only appreciate the value of exploratory data analysis but also harness the immense power of the Tidyverse tools.


Segment 1: Introduction to the tidyverse

What is tidy data and the {tidyverse}?

Solving data manipulation challenges with {dplyr}

Dates and times with the {lubridate} package

Creating tidy data with {tidyr}

Dealing with categorical variables using {forcats}

Segment 2: Data visualization with ggplot2

Introduction to the different graphics packages

Introduction to the fantastic {ggplot2} package

Groups, geoms, stats and layers within {ggplot2}

Scales, axes and legends

Facets, colour themes and general themes

Course fee for Evolmar attendees: 40 €