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Tidy data transformation and visualization with R

  • 04 - 15 November 2024
  • Online
  • Methodology
  • 0.9 ECTS

It is often mentioned that 80% of a data analysis pipeline is involved with the tedious process of cleaning and preparing data in a correct way so they can be consumed for analysis and visualization (Dasu & Johnson, 2003). Tidy data facilitates easier data transformation and visualization. Tidy data works hand in hand with the tools provided by the tidyverse collection of R packages, in a way that promotes reproducibility and efficiency. ggplot2 (Wickham, 2009) is one of the core members of the tidyverse. It is one of the best and most used R packages for data visualization. In this workshop, participants will learn the principle of tidy data, how to transform and combine datasets using the tools from the tidyverse and how to generate advanced visualization with the ggplot2 package. Dasu, T., & Johnson, T. (2003). Exploratory Data Mining and Data Cleaning. Wickham, H. (2009). ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis. Springer-Verlag New York. Retrieved from

Former occurrences of this course

1-11 March 2024   |   7-17 Nov 2023   |   14-24 March 2023   |   5-15 July 2022   |   2-12 Nov 2021   |   8, 11, 16 & 18 June 2021   |   16, 19, 23 and 26 March 2021   |   24-26 February 2020

  • PE&RC, Wageningen University
  • To be determined
  • The course is aimed at PhD candidates, postdocs and other academics.

    Participants should be familiar with the concepts taught in the course “Introduction to Data Science with R and R Studio” ( and be comfortable in working with "Vectors, Lists and Data.Frames", "Importing and saving data", and "Using functions".