Anyone who uses R Base graphics, have a 100 and 1 tweaks that they use to make the figures more presentable. This package aims to capture the tweaks in one place.
The package is still being developed and the graphs are subject to change. The package is on CRAN and can be installed in the usual way
To install the dev version, try
The package can then be loaded in the usual way
All plotting functions work exactly as before, with the same inputs. The difference is that the defaults have been changed. For example, compare
op = par(mfrow = c(1, 2)) plot(iris$Sepal.Length, iris$Sepal.Width) plot_p(iris$Sepal.Length, iris$Sepal.Width) #>
When you first call a prettyB, it changes the underlying
palette(). You can reset this via
The core idea of prettyB is that no new arguments are introducted to the plot functions. This means, that no changes to existing code are required
plot_p(iris$Sepal.Length, iris$Sepal.Width, xlab = "Length", ylab = "Width", main = "The Iris data set", sub = "I hate this data too") #>
The package also prettifies other functions
z = rt(100, 4)
hist(z, main = "The t-distribution")
hist_p(z, main = "The t-distribution")
barplot(VADeaths, main = "Death Rates in Virginia")
barplot_p(VADeaths, main = "Death Rates in Virginia")
This package is not a replacement for ggplot2 or other R related plotting packages. Instead, it has a few simple aims
Since the generated plots by prettyB use standard base graphics,
with no new arguments, this makes plots future proof. As a fall-back,
just remove the
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