If you are debating among the three grand options of base graphics, lattice grid graphics, and `ggplot`

graphs, you are not alone. I believe the following articles can give you more ideas and probably help you make a decision.

- How to Create A Lattice Plot in R
- What’s the difference between ggplot and basic plot in R?
- Why I don’t use ggplot2 — Jeff Leek
- Tufte in R
- Why I use ggplot2 — David Robinson
- Don’t teach built-in plotting to beginners (teach ggplot2)

The following resources can help you get started with `ggplot`

in a very efficient way.

- The chapter data visualization talks about the basic ideas and grammars used in not only
`ggplot`

, but also in graphs in general; - The chapter graphics for communication talks about tunning to make better graphs and publication. Some proposals about how to format your graphs appears very provocative.
- This tutorial covers some practical tunning exercises that might not be included in the previous tutorials.
- Be Awesome in ggplot2 talks about many examples of using the package with codes. I noticed that many articles directly or indicrectly relate to this article.

To dive deeper into the library and the concept of the graph grammar, please refer to the following list.

- Hadley Wickham’s book ggplot2 — Elegant Graphics for Data Analytics is a great book to read. The author of the book is also credited as the author of
`ggplot`

. - The paper A Layered Grammer of Graphics introduces the concept of graphic grammars implemented in
`ggplot`

. This paper will help us producers to understand how to conceptualize graphs and express them. - Tufte in R provides some quick solutions of science-y looking graphs in
*base graph functions*,*lattice functions*, and*ggplot functions*with the original purpose to reproduce visualizations from the book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte.

Last but not the least, I must not include the `ggplot`

cheat sheet for R and the documentation.

Please let me know if you have found other resources in this regard. Thank you.