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README.md

ggplot2 extensions gallery

This repository serves the ggplot2 extensions gallery.

Adding a ggplot2 extension

If you are a ggplot2 extension developer, you can add your extension by doing the following:

  1. Fork this repository.
  2. Create a png thumbnail of an interesting plot from your extension that will look good on a retina screen at 350x300 pixels and put this file in the images directory of this repository.
  3. Add an entry for your extension in the _config.yml file of this repository with the meta data for your extension (copy another entry and modify). Please see below for guidance on the meta data.
  4. Push your changes and create a pull request. To ensure the quality of extensions added to the registry and consistency in how they are displayed, you should expect some amount of discussion during your pull request.

Meta data requirements:

  • name: the actual name of the R package (required)
  • thumbnail: location of the thumbnail (required, standard is images/ghuser-ghrepo.png)
  • url: url to the desired landing page you'd like people to first see for the extension (the extension's home page, a vignette, or as a final resort, if not specified, the extension's github page)
  • jslibs: a comma separated list of javascript library names that the extension depends on, with markdown links to the home pages of the libraries
  • ghuser: the github user/org where the github repository for the extension resides (required)
  • ghrepo: the github repository name where the extension resides (required)
  • tags: comma separated list (with no spaces) of tags that describe the extension - see other extension's tags for ideas
  • cran: true if the package is on CRAN, else false
  • examples: url or list of urls of examples (blog posts, gists, vignettes)
  • ghauthor: the github handle for the primary author of the extension
  • short: a short (preferably one sentence) description of the package that will be displayed in limited space under the extension thumbnail in the gallery - ideally should be more than "An htmlextension interface to library x" as that is obvious from jslib, etc. - instead, should describe what you can do with the extension using library x
  • description: a longer form description
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