[R] R and Interactive Visualizations

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 18:43:30 CET 2013

On 22/11/2013 10:06 AM, Lorenzo Isella wrote:
> Dear All,
> I use several R libraries (ggplot2, igraph etc...) for producing static
> visualizations.
> However, I'd like to be able to go beyond this.
> Things I may like to be able to achieve (relying on R as much as possible):
> 1) network visualizations such that when you click on a node, you see its
> properties and the network layout centers on that node
> 2) geographical plots (e.g. European countries colored according to their
> GDP and the possibility to see some other metadata when I click on one of
> them)
> 3) being able to select/deselect some dataset in a conventional plot (e.g.
> multiple stacked histograms)
> and so on and so forth...
> I did some online research and came across potentially many resources like
> http://bit.ly/18dkX1P
> http://bit.ly/18dkXPF
> http://bit.ly/1jsksk4
> http://bit.ly/1jskyrO
> but I honestly have no idea about where to start from.
> Making the interactive visualizations available on a website is a logical
> second step, but first things first.
> I am sure that plenty of people on this list have a strong expertise about
> the interactive visualizations, so any suggestion is welcome.

Besides what has been mentioned so far, you should look at the gridSVG 
package.  There are a number of examples linked from its web page 

Duncan Murdoch

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