R-Ladies Edinburgh | Level up your plots

An in-person code along workshop exploring how to make good use of colour and text hierarchy in our plots and their annotations


May 30, 2023

In this workshop, we explored how to…

  • be less dependent on annotations by using intuitive colour palettes
  • use text colour and fonts to add text hierarchy
  • add in story-enhancing annotations and data highlights to draw attention to the key data patterns
  • package up bits of reusable R code
  • make use of {ggtext}, {geomtextpath} and {gghighlight}


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For attribution, please cite this work as:
Thompson, Cara. 2023. “R-Ladies Edinburgh | Level up Your Plots.” May 30, 2023. https://www.cararthompson.com/talks/rladies-edinburgh-level-up-your-plots.