Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Introduction to Visualization in R with ggplot

Instructor: Christine Leibbrand

This is an introduction to basic graphing with R’s ggplot package. ggplot is one of the most commonly used packages for graphing in R and offers considerable flexibility for creating graphs that are journal- and presentation-ready. In this workshop, we will be discussing basic tips for creating visualizations, how to graph basic bar and lineplots in R, how to customize the design of those graphs, and how to graph in R even if your data is not being analyzed in R.


Basic familiarity with R desired but not required. R Studio must be pre-installed on your computer (it is free and downloadable online:


Intro to Visualization in R Workshop Materials

Additional Resources

Recording of Workshop (available until 2/15/2021, contact Christine Leibbrand ( if you would like the recording after this time):