Interactive Data Visualization with Plotly in R workshop

Dec 2, 2022

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

Online venue

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Virtual Event

1. Overview

This workshop introduces the basic functionality of plotly in R, a library that makes interactive data visualization. The workshop is taught using RStudio in the Interactive Data Analytics Service (IDAS).

2. Prerequisites

Familiarity with RStudio, plus knowledge of basic concepts and features of R

3. Eligibility

This workshop is available to current University of Iowa members who have an active affiliation with the University at the time of the workshop. 

4. How to register

Click HERE then log in with your HawkID and password. Click “Register now” at the bottom of the page to register. After registering successfully, an automated email with a Zoom link will be sent to your University of Iowa email. Registration will close at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

5. Additional information         

If you have any questions, please see the workshop FAQs or contact research-computing@uiowa.edu.

6. Workshop agenda

This workshop is taught in 3 sessions over 3 days. Each session builds on the previous ones. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in order to learn the complete contents of the workshop.

If you are already familiar with the concepts below, please see the workshop FAQs for a list of additional, free learning resources.

Tentative topics to be covered:

Day 1:

  • Introduction and log in to the workshop computing environment
  • A brief overview of R Markdown
  • Getting started with `plotly`
  • `plotly` foundational syntax: `plot_ly()`, `add_trace()` and `layout()`
  • Scatter plots
  • Bar charts

Day 2:

  • Log in to the workshop computing environment
  • `add_trace()`
  • Grouped bar charts
  • Stacked bar charts
  • Tools for data visualization: text labels, titles, axis text, colors
  • Summary of plotly attributes

Day 3:

  • Log in to the workshop computing environment
  • Line Plots
  • Time Series Data
  • Choropleth Maps
  • Adjusting for Population in Mapping

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