Data Visualization



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Symbiosis, Interim II at iDiv Leipzig

August 24-25, 2015

12 students /

0,5 ECTS credits


This is a two-day workshop that enables you to effectively create figures based on quantitative data that add impact to their publications.

The workshops is divided into two one-day modules: Principles and Applications. On the first day, the Principles module focuses on understanding the purpose of a figure, choosing the most appropriate plot type, and the science of perception. The first day is primarily concerned with the art of visual communication and integrates participants’ own examples into the teaching process. On the second day, the Applications module focuses on the practical implementation of the data visualisation principles discussed on the first day. This is done using the R statistical programming environment with the participants’ own data.
Please note that to take full advantage of the Applications module, participants should be familiar with R (or similar programming language). Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own data sets and computers for practical work on the second day.
The workshop instructor, Dr. Rick Scavetta, can be contacted directly via email at For more information, see


Lecturer in charge
Dr. Rick Scavetta


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