Top R Graph Examples: A Curated Collection





We're on a relentless quest to showcase the finest graphs created with R.

Our team scours the internet, follows leading creators on Twitter, and examines Tidy Tuesday submissions. As a result, our R Graph Gallery is a curated collection of the most exceptional R-based visualizations.

Exploring these remarkable data visualization projects will not only inspire you but also provide templates and code snippets that you won't find in beginner-level tutorials.

Dive into this section and elevate your R data visualization skills to new heights. đŸ”„

Line chart with labels


It is a common need to display labels at the end of the lines, since that's the place where labels are the more readable. CĂ©dric Scherer gives us a nice walk-through here on how to do it with ggplot2.

by CĂ©dric Scherer

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Line and Area charts by The Economist


Learn how to mimick the style of The Economist with libraries like ggplot2, patchwork, grid, ggtext and more.

by The Economist

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Line chart with filled intersection


This example uses geo-faceting: the dataset is split and plotted using geographical regions. For each charts, 2 lines are displayed and the intersection between both is filled.

by Georgios Karamanis

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Stacked area chart with clean labels


A stacked area chart with a stunning color palette, some well positioned inline labels, some handy vertical annotations and some clean caption text.

by Gilbert Fontana

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Barplot with The Economist's style


The example is a reproduction of a barplot published in The Economist. The barplot itself is simple, but all the customization going with it to mimick the style are worth a read.

by The Economist

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Circular barplot with several features per group


Compare the features of several hiking locations in Washington with a highly customized circular barplot.

by Tobias Stalder

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ggStatsPlot


Compare the distribution of 3 groups using a combination of boxplot and violin plot with ggStatsPlot.

Probably better than a barplot if you have several values per group!

by Tuo Wang

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ggRepel


ggRepel allows to add multiple labels with no overlap automatically. Here is a good looking scatterplot using it!

by Tuo Wang

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Scatterplot with regression fit and automatic text repel


A scatterplot with a regression fit to highlight the main trend, a clean color palette, a customized legend and some greatly selected labels with no overlap

by Claus O. Wilke

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Circular lollipop chart


A circular lollipop chart with customized layout, in circle legend and groups.

A work by CĂ©dric Scherer for the TidyTuesday challenge.

by CĂ©dric Scherer

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Line chart with small multiple


A line chart with small multiple where all groups are repeated (but greyed-out) on each pannel.

by Gilbert Fontana

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Radar chart with ggradar


A Spider chart made using the ggradar package and a lot of customization.

by Tuo Wang

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ggStream


ggStream is a ggplot2 extension allowing to make stream graph with the tidyverse. Here is an example by CĂ©dric Scherer showcasing how to use this package.

by CĂ©dric Scherer

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Lollipop chart for timeseries


A very highly customized lollipop chart representing Mario Kart world records.

A work by CĂ©dric Scherer for the TidyTuesday challenge.

by CĂ©dric Scherer

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Double cleveland chart


A very highly customized lollipop chart representing Mario Kart world records.

A work by CĂ©dric Scherer for the TidyTuesday challenge.

by CĂ©dric Scherer

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Extended dumbbell plot


An extended dumbbell plot with clean annotation for mean and standard deviation.

A work by Tobias Stalder for the TidyTuesday challenge.

by Tobias Stadler

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Dumbbell plot with gap section


An extended dumbbell plot originally published by the Pew research center. Clean design with a gap section on the right hand side.

by Fred Duong

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Stacked Circular Barplot


How to build a stacked circular barplot with multiple sub-groups with R and ggplot2

by Yan Holtz

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Heatmap for timeseries


How to use a clean heatmap to show timeseries data, revealing insightful patterns.

by John MacKintosh

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Choropleth map


A clean choropleth map showing the density or restauration per region in the south of France

by Yan Holtz

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Connection map


Checking where surfers travel using twitter harvested Data.

by Yan Holtz

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Related chart types


Violin
Density
Histogram
Boxplot
Ridgeline