[R-pkgs] googleVis 0.2.2 - Using the Google Visualisation API with R

From: Markus Gesmann <markus.gesmann_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 07:49:51 +0000


Hi all,

Version 0.2.2 of the googVis package has been released on CRAN and will be available from your local CRAN mirror in due course.

googleVis provides an interface between R and the Google Visualisation API. The functions of the package allow users to visualise data stored in R with the Google Visualisation API without uploading their data to Google.

We presented our initial ideas on motion charts at LondonR in early October. Since then we have developed the package further to include also interfaces to Google Maps, Geo Maps, Tables, Tree Maps and Annotated Time Lines.

Combining R with the Google Visualisation API enables users to create powerful analysis tools which are easily accessible also to non-data analysts.

The "Statistics Relating to Lloyd's" site (http://www.lloyds.com/stats) is an example which used the functions of the googleVis package to create a data visualisation page.
The page shows how interactive charts can be used to engage with users, allowing them to identify trends and insights over time.

For more information and examples visit the project web site: http://code.google.com/p/google-motion-charts-with-r/

Please feel free to send us an email <rvisualisation_at_gmail.com> if you would like to be kept informed of new versions, or if you have any feedback, ideas, suggestions or would like to collaborate.

Markus Gesmann, Diego de Castillo

And now the NEWS:

Version 0.2.2 [2010-12-12]


Changes

   o Fixed typos in documentation

NEW FEATURES   o New function:

Version 0.2.1 [2010-11-30]


Changes

   o First version to be released on CRAN

NEW FEATURES   o New function:

Version 0.2.0 [2010-11-14]


Changes

  o The package has been renamed from GoogleMotionChart to googleVis to reflect     a new more flexible implementation.
  o More functions of the Google Visualisation API are now available.

USER-VISIBLE CHANGES   o New interfaces, all visualisation functions start with 'gvis'.   o Output is now of class 'gvis' with generic print and plot     functions.
  o 'gvis' objects are list of lists, which allow the user to extract     the various parts of the visualisation output, e.g. the chart object.

NEW FEATURES   o New functions:

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