7 Conclusion

In this tutorial we aimed to provide a practical introduction to common data visualisation techniques using R. Whilst a number of the plots produced in this tutorial can be created in point-and-click software, the underlying skill-set developed by making these visualisations is as powerful as it is extendable.

We hope that this tutorial serves as a jumping off point to encourage more researchers to adopt reproducible workflows and open-access software, in addition to beautiful data visualisations.