Introduction to R Graphics with ggplot2


Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:30am to 12:30pm


IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018


This introduction to the popular ggplot2 R graphics package will show you how to create a wide variety of graphical displays in R. Topics covered include layering, mapping variables to aesthetics, working with position, color, and other scales, faceting, and themes.

This is an intermediate level workshop appropriate for those already familiar with R. Participants should be familiar with importing and manipulating data in R.

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours. Computers with R installed are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you will use your own laptop, please install R from and Rstudio from in advance.

Notes and materials for this workshop are available at

Audience: Harvard Faculty, Students, and Staff are all welcome.
Pre-Requisites: Introduction to R
Software Version: R version >= 3.5 and RStudio version >= 1.1
Cost: none
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: none

For additional information, please contact us at

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.

See also: R