Focusing on the exploration of data with visual methods, this book presents methods and R code for producing high-quality static graphics, interactive visualizations, and animations of time series, spatial, and space-time data. Practical examples using real-world datasets help you understand how to apply the methods and code. Each of the three parts of the book is devoted to different types of data. In each part, the chapters are grouped according to the various visualization methods or data characteristics. Recent developments in the "htmlwidgets" family of packages are covered in this second edition with many new interactive graphics.


chapter 1|10 pages


part |2 pages

Part I Time Series

chapter 2|4 pages

Displaying Time Series: Introduction

chapter 3|36 pages

Time on the Horizontal Axis

chapter 5|22 pages

Time as a Complementary Variable

chapter 6|6 pages

About the Data

part |2 pages

Part II Spatial Data

chapter 7|10 pages

Displaying Spatial Data: Introduction

chapter 8|24 pages

Thematic Maps: Proportional Symbol Mapping

chapter 9|20 pages

Thematic Maps: Choropleth Maps

chapter 10|26 pages

Thematic Maps: Raster Maps

chapter 11|6 pages

Vector Fields

chapter 12|12 pages

Physical and Reference Maps

chapter 13|12 pages

About the Data

part |2 pages

Part III Space-Time Data

chapter 15|12 pages

Spatiotemporal Raster Data

chapter 16|8 pages

Spatiotemporal Point Observations

chapter 17|18 pages