esquisse v0.1.2.900


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Explore and Visualize Your Data Interactively

A Shiny gadget to create ggplot charts interactively with drag-and-drop to map your variables. You can quickly visualize your data accordingly to their type, export to 'PNG' or 'PowerPoint', and retrieve the code to reproduce the chart.



The purpose of this add-in is to let you explore your data quickly to extract the information they hold. You can only create simple plots, you won't be able to use custom scales and all the power of ggplot2. This is just the start!

Project Status: WIP – Initial development is in progress, but there has not yet been a stable, usable release suitable for the public. Travis-CI Build Status

This addin allows you to interactively explore your data by visualizing it with the ggplot2 package. It allows you to draw bar graphs, curves, scatter plots, histograms, then export the graph or retrieve the code generating the graph.

:construction: :warning: Under development !! :warning: :construction:

If you find bugs, please open an issue



# or with devtools:

Then launch the addin via the RStudio menu, if you don't have data.frame in your environment, datasets in ggplot2 are used.

ggplot2 builder addin

Launch addin via RStudio menu or with:


First step is to choose a data.frame:

Or you can use a dataset directly with:

esquisse::esquisser(data = iris)

After that, you can drag and drop variables to create a plot:

Four sub-menus are available under the chart to modify some parameters:


Set chart's labs with this menu:

Plot options

Choose color, geom parameters and theme:

Filter data

:warning: Experimental !

Filter your data:

Code & export

Export your plot and retrieve the code to reproduce it:

Display mode

You can change where addin is displayed by setting option esquisse.display.mode, possibilities are :

  • dialog (default) : use RStudio dialog window
  • pane : RStudio's Viewer
  • browser : default browser

For example, launch in browser :

options("esquisse.display.mode" = "browser")

Functions in esquisse

Name Description
chooseData-module Module for choosing data.frame
filterData-module Modules for creating filters from a data.frame
dragulaInput Drag And Drop Input Widget
esquisser An add-in to easily create plots with ggplot2
updateDragulaInput Update Dragula Input
ggplot_to_ppt Utility to export ggplot objects to PowerPoint
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License GPL-3 | file LICENSE
Encoding UTF-8
LazyData true
RoxygenNote 6.0.1
Remotes dreamRs/shinyWidgets

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