design VS ggplot2

Compare design vs ggplot2 and see what are their differences.


Tidyverse design principles (by tidyverse)


An implementation of the Grammar of Graphics in R (by tidyverse)
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design ggplot2
2 42
136 5,690
5.1% 1.0%
0.0 8.5
about 1 month ago about 20 hours ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of design. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning design yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ggplot2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-09.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing design and ggplot2 you can also consider the following projects:

Altair - Declarative statistical visualization library for Python

tmap - R package for thematic maps

vega - A visualization grammar.

dplyr - dplyr: A grammar of data manipulation

glue - Glue strings to data in R. Small, fast, dependency free interpreted string literals.

mirt - Multidimensional item response theory

ggshadow - A collection of geoms for R's 'ggplot2' library. geom_shadowpath(), geom_shadowline(), geom_shadowstep() and geom_shadowpoint() functions draw a shadow below lines to make busy plots more aesthetically pleasing. geom_glowpath(), geom_glowline(), geom_glowstep() and geom_glowpoint() add a neon glow around lines to get a steampunk style.

deneb - Deneb is a custom visual for Microsoft Power BI, which allows developers to use the declarative JSON syntax of the Vega or Vega-Lite languages to create their own data visualizations.

worldfootballR - A wrapper for extracting world football (soccer) data from FBref, Transfermark, Understat and fotmob

fontawesome - Easily insert FontAwesome icons into R Markdown docs and Shiny apps

her-majesty-php - Britanised edition of PHP

postcss-spiffing - PostCSS plugin to use British English